Cream butter. Add sugar, creaming occasionally.
Beat in egg and syrup.
Add baking soda disolved in warm water.
Sift flour with dry ingredients.
Fold in cream mixture.
Mix well. Chill several hours.
Roll out very thin on lightly floured board. cut with cookie cutter (put piece of almond in center of each cookie. Bake 6 to 8 minutes on ungreased sheet at 400 degrees.
Makes 4 dozen.