In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Stir in golden syrup and eggs; cream well. Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pepper. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough over night.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Roll out dough to 5mm thickness. Cut out biscuits with a 5cm round biscuit cutter. Place at least 3cm apart on baking tray and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.