Cream margarine, sugar and almond extract. Add egg. Beat well. Add flour, baking powder and salt and combine. Chill dough 45 minutes.
1 cup margarine or unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On floured board, roll dough into rectangle about 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts. Press in lightly with rolling pin. Cut dough into strips, about 1 inch wide and 21/2 inches long. Place strips on greased cookie sheet and press tops with fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Makes 5 dozen cookies.
Source: Carol J. Hoover, St. Petersburg