1½ cups honey
¾ cups butter or margarine, softened
5 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
In a large bowl, cream honey and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.
Add flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and cloves; mix until combined.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours.
When dough is chilled, divide dough in half; return one half to refrigerator and make cookies with the other half.
Dust work surface and dough lightly with flour. Roll out dough to ¼ inch thick.
Cut into gingerbread men shapes using a cookie cutter; transfer to well greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove cookies from sheet and cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cutter.