Gingerbread Dough for Cut out Cookies and Edible 3D Structures
adapted from Sweetopia
For structural pieces I don't add baking powder/baking soda.
5 1/2cupsall purpose flour
1 1/2tspground star aniseI absolutely love using this spice, it's magical ;- )
1tspbaking powderOMIT if making gingerbread house, and other 3D pieces, or simple if you don't want the cookie to spread/rise
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, spices, set aside
Cream butter with sugars until mixture is light and fluffy.
Gradually add eggs, honey and molasses and mix until smooth.
On low speed, gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until two are well combined. Turn the dough onto a work surface and give it a little knead so it comes completely together. Chill overnight. Bake at 350F for 9-12 minutes, depends on the size of the cookies.
When using small pieces for your gingerbread centerpieces, you need to watch them carefully as they bake, they will be done in less time. Thicker the cookie more time needed to bake them, .I usually bake small pieces on the same baking sheet and large pieces on the another sheet.