• 350g plain flour
  • 175g light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100g butter or margerine
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon biscarb soda
  • icing pens


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4. Grease to baking trays.
  • STEP 2
    Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and sift ginger , cinnamon and biscarb soda on the top.
  • STEP 3
    Chop the butter into small pieces and use your fingers to rub it in to the flour until the mixture is like fine bread crumbs.
  • STEP 4
    Stir in the sugar and anything you want to add , like sweets. Beat the egg in a small bowl and combine the syrup.
  • STEP 5
    Add the egg and syrup mixture to the flour and sugar and mix together well. Use your hands to squeeze the mixture in to the dough.
  • STEP 6
    Sprinkle some flour on to the work top and roll the dough until its half a centimetre thick. Use cookie cutters to cut any shape you want. Gently place them on to the baking trays.
  • STEP 7
    Continue until all the dough is used up , then place the trays in the oven and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • STEP 8
    Leave to cool then decorate with icing pens and sprinkles if you want to.
  • STEP 9

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