• 2½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Beat together butter, sugar, and egg in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until well blended.
  5. Add vanilla and almond extracts and mix well.
  6. With your hands, form dough into balls, half-moons, or S-shapes. Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  7. Put on middle oven rack and bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until barely brown around the edges.
  8. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack or paper towels for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

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