Finely chop or grind almonds.
Thoroughly cream butter and sugar.
Stir flour with baking powder and salt and add to creamed mixture.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Form dough into small balls on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Press with a back of a large spoon to flatten each ball
Sprinkle with white or colored sanding sugar or sprinkles.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until very lightly golden.