My mom would say patience is not one of my virtues. After they rest for 5 minutes, place your slightly cooled cookies out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Press Cashew nut firmly into end for nail. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape; using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.
Place on lightly greased baking sheet.
Now go and freak out some kids...!