1 and 3/4 sticks unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 TB almond extract
2 TB poppy seeds
2/3 cup chopped almonds (optional)
The photos illustrate a halved recipe, since I didn't need dozens of cookies in the house. Your portions will be bigger if you make the full recipe which yields about 3 dozen.
Step 1: Creaming the Butter and Sugar
4. Add in the eggs and beat well.
Step 2: Final Mixing
2. Sift or sprinkle the flour, salt, and baking soda into the wet ingredients and mix until the flour is incorporated.
3. The dough will be sticky, you can add a little more flour if it is too difficult to work with.
4. Drop tablespoons of dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to brown.