Add seasonings and salt to the flour and whisk.
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add in molasses, vanilla and egg.
Mix wet ingredients until combined.
Add the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
Wrap dough and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Cut into desired shapes and place on parchment paper.
Bake at 325F (163C)for 10 min. ( or more depending on thickness of cookie).
Remove from oven, let cool and decorate.