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‘Tis the season to be Jolly! And also 100% the season for baking! This recipe is an absolute MUST for your Christmas baking repertoire. I’m so happy to be back with you guys and I had such a lovely afternoon decorating these cookies with Sally. You should definitely do the same with your friends and family this festive period. And of course let us know how you get on by tagging your photo’s on Instagram with #cupcakejemma so we can see them!

For a more detailed explanation into Royal Icing check out my Masterclass here:


For the gingerbread:

125g Soft Unsalted Butter
175g Soft Light Brown Sugar
1 Large Egg
80g Golden Syrup (corn syrup will also work)
350g Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 Heaped tsp Cinnamon

1 Heaped tsp Ginger
Good pinch of Nutmeg and Cloves

For the royal icing:
400g Icing Sugar

15g Egg White Powder

4-6 tbsp Cold Water



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  1. Anastasia Balandina says:

    Will be attempting this in a gluten free version

  2. ArmannyMalaga says:

    What are those reusable piping bags? 😱

  3. Charlotte Manasco says:

    Why is Jemma resting? Is she okay?

  4. Amy Christensen-Smith says:

    I made these cookies a few days ago and they are literally the nicest gingerbread cookies have ever tried. Thank you so much!! 🥰✨

  5. DiscoverTheMonkey says:

    Well regarding eating the head first, I find it more merciful because then they will not suffer 😂 in Denmark have a tradition, when it is your birthday and you cut your birthday cake (which is often a big pastry formed like a boy or a girl) and you slice off the head and scream while doing it

  6. fluffypenguinbabe says:

    You two are so freakin cute together, I can only imagine how much fun you must have at work (as well as working hard, of course!)

  7. Marcos Perez-Rodriguez says:

    Is it un European grams

  8. Natasha Sheppard says:

    I live in Devon, what part of Devon are you going to? I love these gingerbread men 😍😍Xxx

  9. Maria Zach says:

    Oh my god, they are so cute 😍

  10. Emma Ryan says:

    Sally is such a QT, love her! Has anyone used the Corn Syrup version? Thoughts?? X

  11. Natasha Sheppard says:

    Could I use an electric hand whisk for the whole thing? Or wouldn’t that work as good?

  12. josopata says:

    @cupcakejemma Please advise, the spices look a little more than a tsp as stated in the video and recipe in the comments. Please confirm. Thanks

  13. Cookie Crumble says:

    Tried this recipe today. They were soooooo delicious!! And easy and fun to make. Will definitely make them again!

  14. Mel Norman says:

    Thank you for this recipe I make gingerbread men every year but have never found the perfect recipe – this is it. I made some large round cookies and stamped them with a gingerbread man stamp and took them to a party they were all, raving about them.

  15. swathi kurukunda says:

    What can you replace the egg with?

  16. Kimberly Mello says:

    Step by Step video lessons for you to make a perfect honey bread that will bring you a lot of profit, with a perfect and tasty dough it will become a reference in your city in honey bread.

  17. Anisha Sarkar says:

    What's the recipe if we use fresh egg whites?

  18. Mitchell Robless says:

    what Tepmure have you got the oven set at

  19. KD Sewell says:

    best gingerbread recipe really i usually just follow bbc good foods one but this is amazing

  20. Gabriela Pin Morán says:

    Love these cookies 🍪💕

  21. Mitchell Robless says:

    cloud i use golden syrup

  22. Mitchell Robless says:

    cloud to spary my mursing cups because it cloud be very sticky i hope it won,t stick to anything if you maurse moleses and you cloud it put in the mocwave and if you doing in the miclewave watch it carefully because it cloud bang and have a big mass witch that not we will not be happy with that because and we do not want that at all

  23. The Vintage Bakery -Kimmy says:

    I think sally is the sister like friend we all wish we had 🥰💕

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