Preheat oven to 375ºF.
In large bowl, add the flax seed and water. Let sit for 5 minutes to gel. Add the brown sugar and incorporate.
Beat sugar and butter spread on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Beat in cider.
Blend in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in apples and almonds.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from sheets & cool on wire racks.
Frost with Cider Glaze.