Cream butter and sugar in large mixing bowl, then stir in almond extract.

In a small bowl, beat one of the eggs. Blend egg into butter mixture for 30 seconds.

In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder.

Gradually add flour to butter mixture.

Press dough into an 8x8-inch baking dish, pressing down until smooth all over.

In a small bowl, beat the egg and the milk together. Brush over dough with pastry brush.

Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Bake in 325°F oven for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

Cool, then cut into bars and enjoy!