2 oz/ 50 g butter
2 oz/ 50 g sugar
1.5 tbsp golden syrup
6 oz/ 175 g self raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 rounded tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp milk
Melt the butter, syrup and sugar in a pan, stirring occasionally Once everything has melted, remove from heat
Sift the flour, soda and ginger into a large bowl. Stir in the melted butter syrup and sugar until you have a fairly stiff dough. If it becomes too dry and crumbly, add a little milk, a drop at a time, until you get a dough that can be rolled without breaking.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/4" thick.
Cut out biscuits using a cookie cutter, either round or as gingerbread men shaped. Keep rolling out the dough to make as many biscuits as you can.
Using a palette knife, lift them and place them on a lightly greased baking tray.
Bake in the oven at 190C for about 8 - 10 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking tray and turn out onto a wire rack.
Decorate and eat.