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.