I'd call these an adult cookie, nice complement to a Fruit salad. Makes 4 dozen.
Brown sugar, packed
Whole blanched almonds
Preheat oven 350°F [180°C].
In large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy;
beat in egg and almond extract. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, gradually beat into butter
Roll dough into 1 or 2 logs - 2" diam. Wrap and freeze at least 1 hour.
Cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick; Place on greased sheets press almond into center of each cookie. Brush with egg yolk and 2 tsp water.
Bake 11-14 min or till golden brown.
Remove to rack, cool and store in air tight container or freeze.