Makes about 50-80 cookies depending on the size and thickness
Prep: 30 min.
Hands on plus baking: 1 hr. 30 min.
Bake: at 250F 14 min.
Total time: 2 hrs.
Plus time for frosting
4 cups all purpose flour (more for dusting the board)
1/2 Tbsp baking soda
Spices: If you already have gingerbread spice mix use 1/2 Tbsp
5 whole cloves or 1/8 tsp ground
1/2 stick of cinnamon or 1/2 tsp ground
1/4 tsp whole fennel seeds
1/4 tsp whole anise seeds
1 anise star (if you can find one)
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) of unsalted butter (melted)
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg white
2 cups powdered sugar
water as needed