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2 3/4 c Sifted flour

1/2 ts Soda

1 c Butter

1 ts Almond extract

1 c Sugar

1/2 ts Salt

1 Slightly beaten egg

1/3 c Whole almonds

Sift flour, sugar, soda and salt together into bowl. Cut in butter till mixt resembles cornmeal. Add egg and almond extract; mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place an almond atop each cookie and press down to flatten slightly. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 18 mins. Cool on rack.