1In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and spices.
2In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together, then add egg, molasses, salt and orange rind.
3Mix well and stir into dry ingredients.
4Form dough into a ball shape and wrap in plastic wrap and chill overnight.
5Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
6Roll out to 1/4-inch thick on floured surface.
7Cut into desired shapes and place shapes unto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned around edges.
8Transfer to wire racks to cool.
9Note: Dough will keep up to one week, refrigerated and cookies can be stored up to 3 weeks in cookie tins.