Chinese almond cookies -- Cream 1 c butter & 1 c sugar. Add 1 large egg & 1/2 tsp almond extract. Blend in 2 1/2 c flour & 1 tsp baking powder. Chill dough. Form in balls, flatten. Mix 1 large egg yolk & 1 tbsp milk. Brush tops. Put a blanched whole almonds in center of each. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes.