Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease cookie sheet pans.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, water and almond extract together in a medium mixing bowl, mixing until completely blended. Gradually add flour, mixing on low speed. Add Craisins® Dried Cranberries, mixing just until combined.
Roll dough between hands to make 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls. Place on cookie sheets, 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Flatten balls slightly using a small flat-bottomed glass, dipped in sugar. Press a few almond slivers into the centre of each cookie.
Bake 8-12 minutes or until firm to the touch. Do not brown or over bake. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely on a wire rack. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.