Mix together in a bowl, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 1 tablespoon bicarb soda, 1 teaspoon mixed spice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 4 tablespoons cold water. Stir together.
In a saucepan bring to boiling point 1 cup golden syrup and 6 tablespoons of butter. Add this mixture to above prepared ingredients and stir in 5 cups plain flour.
Roll mixture into balls and press down with bottom of a glass.
Bake in a moderate oven until crunchy.