In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon. Set aside dry ingredients. Using a standing mixer, or bowl and handheld mixer, beat together softened butter, brown sugar, and egg until fluffy and well blended. Add maple syrup, honey, and vanilla to the mixer then beat until evenly distributed. Add dry ingredients about 1/2 cup at a time to the liquid mixture. Continue beating at medium to medium-high speed.
When the dough is smooth and well-mixed wrap the contents with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least two hours. Sprinkle dough and rolling surface generously with flour. Roll dough out to desired thickness.
The thin dough will be a crisp cookie and a thicker dough will result in a chewy cookie. Cut cookies using your favorite cookie cutters. Place on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment or lightly greased with pan spray. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are browned.
While cookies are baking whisk together frosting ingredients in a bowl. Let cookies cool completely before adding frosting. Place a thin layer of maple frosting on cookies if desired.