125g unsalted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup
2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup self raising flour
1 tbs ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
330g icing mixture, to decorate
Small decorations of choice (e.g. cachous and pearls), to decorate
Food colouring, to decorate
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Beat butter, sugar and syrup together in a bowl until creamy. Add egg and beat well. Sift flours, ginger and soda together. Stir into butter mixture. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Roll out to 5mm thick. Use cutters to cut out shape. Transfer to tray.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until light brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To decorate; prepare the icing mix following packet instructions. Colour as desired. Spread on biscuits and decorate.