2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup  ground blanched almonds 

1 1/4 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp.  salt

1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract 
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup  sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350*F. 
1. Put parchment paper on baking sheets. 
2. In a bowl, put flour, sugar, baking powder, ground blanched almonds and salt. Mix well.
3. In another bowl, mix canola oil, brown rice syrup, milk, almond extract and vanilla extract. Mix well.
4. Combine flour mixture with wet mixture. Mix together and form into a ball shape.
5. Put sliced almonds on a plate.
6. Cut small (2 tsp.) of dough and roll into a ball.
7. Press the ball down in the almonds. (almonds on one side only)
8. Place them on baking sheet. (almonds side up) You can press them down a little more with the bottom of a glass.
9. Bake for about 12-14 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. 
Makes about 2 dozen. (depends on the size of the cookies)