Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add soda, golden syrup and egg and stir well.
Sift the flour and spices into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Shape into a ball and knead lightly on a work surface until smooth. Wrap and chill for about 30 minutes before using.
Thinly roll out dough and use gingerbread cutters to cut out shapes.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets, or a sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving space between each.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes until slightly risen and golden in colour. Transfer to a wire tray to cool.
When completely cool, decorate as desired. Enjoy!