In a large bowl, with mixer on high speed,BEAT together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. ADD egg yolks, almonds and almond extract; BEAT to mix.
In a small bowl, COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually ADD flour mixture into mixing bowl, BEATING on low speed until combined.
PLACE half of cookie dough on waxed or parchment paper; SHAPEdough into 1 X 15-inches roll; REPEAT with remaining dough. WRAP in freezer wrap; FREEZE until ready to bake. (At least two hours to firm up dough.)
When ready to bake, PREHEAT oven to 350°F. SLICE cookies into 1/4-inch slices; PLACE on cookie sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 – 15 minutes.REMOVE from oven; PLACE on cooling rack.COOL completely.If desired melt chocolate and drizzle on top of cookies.
Calories from Fat 7
Total Carbohydrate 14g