Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease two oven trays.
Combine butter, sugar and syrup in a medium saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sifted dry ingredients. Cool for 10 minutes.
Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls. Place about 3cm (1 1/4 inches) apart on trays; flatten slightly. Bake for about 10 minutes; cool on the trays. rnrn