John Whaite’s gingerbread mug huggers recipe on Lorraine

John Whaite make festive gingerbread mug huggers on today’s episode of Lorraine.

The ingredients for the dough are: 350g plain flour plus extra for rolling out, 1 tsp bicarb, 2 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 125g salted butter, cubed, 120g light brown muscovado sugar, 55g caster sugar, 4 tbsp golden syrup and 1 medium egg.

Royal icing ingredients: 1 large egg white, 250g icing sugar and Lemon juice to slacken.

Ingredients for the flood icing: 200g icing sugar.

Extras: Piping bag fitted with writing nozzle, Disposable piping bags for the flood icing, Small cookie cutters – heart, Christmas tree and star shapes are best, Edible glitters and decorations, A range of food colours and Cocktail sticks for feathering.