Preheat oven to 350F / 176C.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
Add the combined dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Then roll out the dough to half-inch thick, use cookie cutters to cut into festive shapes and transfer to cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the bottom is lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire baking rack to cool.