Preparation / Directions:
Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray; set aside. Mix the flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, the baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut in the margarine until crumbly. In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup of buttermilk, the oil, and the vanilla and almond extracts. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk mixture. With a fork, stir just until combined, adding extra buttermilk if necessary to form a slightly sticky dough. Do NOT overmix. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and sprinkle with flour. Gently pat with fingertips to 1" thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter. Place on the baking sheet. Brush with milk and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar and the almonds. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden.