Step 1: The Stuff
One stick of butter (1/2 cup) - let soften to room temp, if possible
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
And a cup of orange marmalade!
These will make good cookies, but they're a little plain. To extra jazz them up, add a glaze right after they come out of the oven:
Zest of half an orange (I eyeballed, about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
Cup of confectioners sugar
Juice from that half orange you zested
Oven preheated to 300, and put parchment paper on your baking sheets.
Step 2: Mix!
Beat eggs and butter together in one big bowl, dry stuff (everything else except the marmalade) gets whisked together in another. Slowly add the dry to the butter/eggs, mixing as you go. When everything's been mixed, add in the marmalade and keep on mixing!
Pretty soon you got your dough, for the glaze:
Put everything in a bowl and whisk until smooth. If too runny, add more sugar, if too powdery add juice! Trust me it's much nicer if you juice an orange fresh, looks better too.
Step 3: Apply Batter to Sheet
Place on a rack to cool, but you're not done yet! It's time for.....
Step 4: Glazing!
A note on almonds:
I tried putting the glaze on first then the almonds, but they just fell off - next I tried mixing them with the glaze itself. This sort of works, but was harder than necessary. In the end, I had to place them on, then drip the glaze over them to "seal" them onto the cookie, but the result looks and tastes good so was worth the time experimenting.