- STEP 1
Heat your oven to 180c , 350 f , gas mark 4 before you start.
- STEP 2
Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl. Beat them with a wooden spoon until they look creamy , then add the egg yolk and beat it in.
- STEP 3
Stir in the honey , vanilla essence and milk. Sift the flour and cornflour into the bowl , then start to mix everything with a spoon.
- STEP 4
Then , use your hands to squeeze the mixture until you make a ball of dough. If the mixture is a little dry , add a drop of milk.
- STEP 5
Sprinkle a work surface with flour , then roll out the dough until it is about 5mm (1/4in) thick. Use the cutters to cut out shapes.
- STEP 6
Put the shapes onto the baking trays. Then squeeze the scraps into a ball , roll them out again and cut out more shapes.
- STEP 7
Bake the shapes for six to eight minutes , then carefully lift them out of the oven. Leave them to cool on the baking trays.
- STEP 8
To make icing , sift the icing into a bowl and mix in the water. Then , spoon half of the icing into another bowl.
- STEP 9
Cover one bowl with plastic food wrap to stop it drying out. Then , mix two drops of food colouring into the other bowl.
- STEP 10
Spread half of the cookies with white icing. Then , spread the others with the other colour icing and leave the icing to set.