1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon almond extract Assorted sugars (granulated or colored, for dusting)
Mix together cinnamon, sugar and flour. With an electric mixer, cream butter and almond extract. Add flour mixture; mix until the dough forms a ball around the beaters. (The dough will be crumbly with separated particles --continue to beat for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is thick but creamy looking.)
Divide dough in half. Place one piece of dough on waxed paper. With hands, roll dough into a log about 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut log into 1 1/2" pieces Transfer pieces to ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
Bake in a pre-heated 300 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. Cool slightly; roll in granulated sugar or colored sugar. Store in airtight containers.