Gingerbread Biscuits


350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
125g cubed butter
175g muscovado sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp golden syrup

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line two baking trays with parchment paper.

2. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingers. Mix in the remaining ingredients with a wooden spoon, then bring together with your hands. Shape into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.

3. Lightly flour the work surface and roll out the dough to the thickness of a pound coin. Use any shape cutter of your choice and stamp out as many shapes until all the dough is used up.

4. Arrange on the tray and bake for 13 minutes. Once baked transfer to a wire rack to cool down.