Wow. These taste amazing! I had to make them for a class and they were gone so fast! Everyone raved about them. One note, I flattened the cookies with the bottom of a glass. For the glaze I used orange juice instead of water. Also I added orange food coloring and swirled it in the glaze to give it a cool effect then dipped the tops of the cookies in, so the glaze was swirly on the cookies. Very cool.
I made these for my christmas tray. i used vanilla extract instead of the almond, and walnuts instead of the almonds. I needed to make about 1 1/2 times the topping to have enough, but they were very festive looking. A friend confessed to eating them all in one sitting. I will be making these every year.