I use this recipe for all holiday cutout cookies. They are crisp, buttery, and flaky. This is NOT like gingerbread cookie dough. It has just a hint of ginger taste. You could always leave it out if you prefer, the cookie will still be delicious (you may want to add some vanilla, almond, or other flavored extract if you do). My son loves to help me deocrate them.Yield will vary with size of your cut-outs. Time does not include chill time and of course each batch will bake for 6 - 8 minutes.