125g (1/2 cup) granulated white sugar
125g (3/4 cup) packed soft brown sugar
250g (1/2 cup) margarine
1/2 teaspoon almond essence
250g (2 cups) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
24 blanched almonds (halves)
1 Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
2 Cream the white and brown sugar with the margarine.
Add the egg and almond extract and beat until fluffy.
3 Sift the flour and baking powder together and fold
into the mixture a little at a time. Beat lightly to make
a smooth dough.
4 Shape the dough into balls the size of a walnut.
Dip the tops of the biscuits into the sesame seeds. Lightly
press half an almond into the top center of each dough ball
and flatten a little.
5 Place the biscuits about 2.5cm (1 inch) apart. Bake
for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
Serve, eat and enjoy!