I got this recipe about 12 years ago from a friend. It is in the Betty Crocker Bake-off Cookies Brownies and Bars book. I love making these for a quick something sweet to have around and they are an easy addition to any cookie tray.
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Margarine or butter, softened
1/3 Cup Oil
1 Tablespoon Milk
1 to 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
1 & 1/2 Cups Flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon White or Colored Sugar
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, combine first 6 ingredients; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Spread evenly in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch sheet pan; sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon sugar. Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into 48 cookies. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
Tips- You can substitute vanilla extract for the almond if you prefer and they come out just as delicious!
These are a great cookie fro kids to make since all you do is mix, pour and bake. There is no messing with "dropping dough by the spoonful" or cutting with cookie cutters. I use red or green colored sugar for Christmas, but they look dazzling in other colors for birthdays or other holidays!