Step 1: 1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease baking sheets.
Step 2: 2. Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Work in the flour, baking soda and ginger.
Step 3: 3. Add enough golden syrup to form a soft dough.
Step 4: 4. Knead the dough and roll onto a floured work surface. Cut out with the cookie cutter of your choice and place on the baking sheets.
Step 5: 5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Step 6: 6. Cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheets before lifting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 8: decorate these as you like! Fun ideas include gingerbread teddy bears, gingerbread men etc.