Preheat oven to 350. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper or foil; set aside. In large bowl, mix almonds and sugar; stir to mix well. In another bowl, whisk together egg whites and almond extract til soft peaks form. add egg whites to almond mixture. Stir to form a soft batter. With a teaspoon, spoon batter onto baking sheet, spacing cookies apart, about 12 cookies per sheet. Bake in center of oven about 15 minutes or til lightly browned. Remove form oven and transfer parchment sheets to cooling racks til cookies begin to firm up, about 3 to 4 minutes. With sharp knife, lift cookies form parchment and transfer to racks to cool completely. Makes about 36 cookies.