1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon almond extract
In a separate bowl, mix together:
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture & stir until combined.
Drop by the tablespoonful onto a baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees until the edges begin to turn golden.
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar & milk till it reaches a consistency similar to maple syrup. add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. Beat well. Brush over cookies while they are still warm. Garnish with a sliced almond.
Let icing set up before packaging.