Pre-heat your oven to 180°c (160°c for fan assisted ovens or Gas Mark 4) and grease a few baking sheets with a little butter and set aside.
Add the butter/margarine and golden syrup to a small pan and gently warm over a low-medium heat, until just melted. Alternatively in a microwave-proof bowl, in short bursts in the microwave.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ground ginger and sugar, before adding the melted butter/margarine and syrup. Mix well to create a sticky dough.
Roll the dough into balls (about 1 tbp of dough per ball) and place onto your pre-greased baking sheets, with a reasonable amount of space between them - they do spread whilst baking.
Bake in your pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes until golden. Once cool enough to touch, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.