In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add extract; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in almonds. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300 degrees for 22-24 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1-2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Yield: about 4dozen.
NOTES : "'Buttery, rich and delicious, Almond Sandies are my husband's favorite cookie and very popular where ever I take them,' remarks Joyce Pierce of Caldonia, Michigan."