PREPARE 18 cookies according to package directions. Cool completely. Cut cookies in half for a total of 36 halves.
FROST 3 cookie halves together for the body of the mouse. Frost rounded back of mouse. Insert piece of licorice between two halves for tail. Use white decorator gel for eyes, attaching mini morsels as pupils and pink gel for the nose. To make whiskers, squeeze a very small amount of white gel onto a teaspoon and use a toothpick as a brush to paint whiskers on. Insert almond slices into frosting for ears.
*If unable to find black string licorice, black licorice twists can be used. Using kitchen scissors, cut licorice twist into three 2 1/2-inch pieces, then cut each piece into 4 pieces to form tails.