12 oz Plain Flour
Pinch of Bicarbonate of Soda
1 tblsp Ground Ginger
1 tspn Ground Cinnamon
4 oz Butter (I favour slightly salted)
6 oz Soft Brown Sugar
1 Egg (Medium)
4 tblsp Golden Syrup
Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
Line three baking sheets.
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl, add diced butter and mixture with finger tips to a fine crumb consistency.
Beat egg and golden syrup together and add to flour mixture.
When well mixed place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
Roll onto a floured surface to approx half an inch thick and cut to shape.
Place shapes on a baking tray with room to spread.
Bake for 15 minutes until starting to brown.
Leave to cool on wire rack.
Decorate using coloured icing, chocolate buttons and dragees.