1/2 cup / 125 ml butter/margarine
1 cup / 250 ml sugar
2 desert spoon/ 30 ml milk
1/2 tea spoon vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups / 625ml flour
2 tea spoons / 10 ml baking powder
1/2 tea spoon salt
Cream the butter and sugar. Mix the egg and milk and mix with the butter mix. Mix the rest of the ingredients in. Place in cool dry place for about a hour or so to rest. Splash flour on a work area and roll the dough out. (Tip: If you don't have a roller, you can use a bottle (like wine bottle) also :-)). Cut shapes and place on prepared baking tray (cook a spray or brushed oil/butter/margarine). Bake until golden on 180 C.
1/2 cup Icing powder
1/2 tea spoon Salt
1-2 tea spoon milk/water
Take cooled off cookie and put on wax paper or you can hold in your hand if you prefer. Take a spoon full of glaze icing and start to run a line about 2 mm from the end of the cookie all around. Start to full the inside now also. Use the spoon to full and a toothpic for smaller spaces. You can also use a small zipper bag and cut the one end off below and fill the bag with the icing.
To make a little heart you have to drop one drop (another colour) into the iced cookie and drag the toothpick through it to form a heart.
If you want one side one colour and the other another colour and want to blend it in nicely: take the toothpick and draw lines through from the one colour through the other one.