Preheat the oven to 180°C fan-forced and line three baking trays with baking paper.
Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until pale and light.
Mix in golden syrup.
Gradually add the ginger and the flour until it is all combined.
Lightly dust dough with flour and roll out until 5mm thick using a rolling pin, before cutting into shapes using Christmas cookie cutters.
Bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown and let cool on the trays.
Once cooled, decorate as desired and store in an airtight container.