Pre-heat your oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, icing, vanilla paste and almond extra until soft and creamy.
Stir in the plain flour and ground almonds until it just starts to come together as a dough.
Shape the dough into balls round 1 inch wide.
Place on to the baking tray roughly 1 inch apart.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they are firm to the touch but not browned.
Remove the cookies from the baking tray and place on to a cooling rack.
Dust lightly with icing sugar.