7 tablespoons (3 1/2 ounces) butter, diced
3 1/2 ounces light brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup (see Cook's Notes)
1 teaspoon black treacle (see Cook's Notes)
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Large pinch ground cloves
Pinch chili powder, optional
9 ounces all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 pieces plain hard candy (in different colors), each ground in a mortar and pestle or blended in a food processor
Royal icing, for decorating
Golden syrup (also called pale treacle) and black treacle are sweet byproducts of the sugar refining process and are popular in British cooking. You can find them at some specialty food stores and online markets.
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