1 c butter softened, not margarine
1 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
3 c flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c sliced almonds
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time, stir in extracts.
Combine flour , b powder,salt and add to creamed mixture. Stir in almonds.
Line a baking sheet with greased foil or parchment paper. Divide dough in two logs 3X11 each. Bake at 300 for 35 min. Remove foil and let cool, slice into 3/4 in slices, place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 min at 325, turn each over and bake another 5-8 min.
serve plain or dip in chocolate.for a variation add 1/2 -1 c chopped dried cranberries.