1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 1/2 tbsps. water
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Beat in the egg, honey, and water until well combined.
In a medium bowl, stir all the remaining ingredients until blended. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly blended. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour or overnight before rolling out.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut into desired cookie shapes and place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined or greased baking sheets. Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks.
Makes 3 dozen cookies