Sift the first 6 ingredients into a large bowl. Rub in the butter, then mix in the sugar.
Heat the golden syrup to loosen it by standing the jar or can in hot water for a few minutes. Measure out the syrup and mix in the dry mix. You'll end up with a very soft dry mix that will come together into a soft dough when pressed.
Scoop up a dessert spoon amount of mix and press together with your hands then roll between your palms into little balls. Space them out in a greased baking tin and bake for 10 minutes.
Take them out of the oven at this point and bang the baking tin down onto the work surface quite hard to make the surface of the fairings crack and spread.
Pop them back in the oven for 5 more minutes.
Carefully transfer them onto a cooling rack when fully cooked.