2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1 Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
2 Cream the margarine (or butter) and sugar together until light, white and fluffy.
3 Beat in the egg and almond essence.
4 Stir in the sifted dry ingredients to make a stiff dough.
5 Form the mixture into balls about 1 - 5 inch diameter and place these on a greased baking tray.
6 Place half an almond (split lengthways) on each ball and press to flatten slightly.
7 Brush with beaten egg.
8 Bake in a moderate oven (350 deg F) for 20 minutes or until golden.
9 Cool on a wire rack.
10 This quantity makes about 45 biscuits