1/2 C Butter or margarine softened
1-1/4C sugar, divided
1 t. almond, vanilla or anise extract
2+ C flour (depends on how sticky dough is)
2 t. baking powder
1/2 C chopped almonds
2 t. milk
Cream butter & 1C sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in extract. Combine dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture. Stir in almonds. Line baking sheet w/greased foil. Half dough & make 12x3" loaves on foil. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 375 for 15-20 minutes or til golden brown & firm to touch. Reduce heat to 300 and place loaves on cooling rack for 15 min. Then slice diagonally 1/2" thick. Place cut sides down on ungreased sheets. Bake 10 minutes each side. Makes approx. 3-1/2 doz.