In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in egg, golden syrup, orange juice and orange zest. Sift together the flour, bicarb soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; stir into the creamed mixture until combined.
Roll dough out to 1/2 cm thickness and cut into shapes with biscuit cutters. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool biscuits on wire racks.