In a large bowl, combine flour, bpowder, spices and salt
In a pot, bring honey, sugar and butter to a boil over high heat, stirring with wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved and butter melted, remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and peel. Cool to room temperature
Once cool, beat in 3 c of flour mixture until blended. Beat in egg and yolk, then beat in remaining flour mixture
Flour hands and knead dough until smooth and pliable but still slightly sticky. If its too moist, beat in more flour, a tbsp at a time
Roll flat the dough to 1/2 inch thick, yes it is thick but it makes it stronger especially after the house has dried for a week.
Cut with your template or cookie cutter and place on a greased and lined with parchment paper sheet. You need to also grease and flour the the parchment paper.
Bake at preheated 325 F for 40 minutes
Once cookies are cool, attach and decorate with royal icing and candies/fondant/modelling chocolate