After reading one of the reviews, I doubled the vanilla and added a little more salt, but the cookies were still bland. So I made the glaze more flavorful by adding more vanilla and also almond. Unfortunately, it really didn't help. So as not to throw away the cookies, I melted leftover fudge and dipped the cookies in that which helped somewhat.
We loved these! Even my resident 'cookie monster' didn't mind the no sugar. I added more vanilla to the mix (1.5 tspns) and sprinkled them with Christmas sparkles of gold, white, and green (didn't have any red sprinkles). I didn't change anything else but the name to: Christmas Tea Biscuits. Thank you for such a good and easy recipe!
The recipe is well described and my husband love it. thank you so much.
I found the results of this cookie recipe odd. What you get is basically a semi-sweet biscuit with a semi-sweet bland frosting. I liked the texture of both, but there's very little flavor in either. If I try it again, I'd definitely double the vanilla extract and add some to frosting. I think I'd also add some sugar to both to give it a sweeter, more cookie-like profile rather than a biscuit.