Heat oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, beat 3/4 cup sugar, margarine, oil, milk, almond extract, and egg until light and fluffy. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt; blend well. Spread evenly in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan; sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon colored sugar crystals. Bake at 375 F for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Watch carefully -- they burn quickly. Cool 5 minutes; cut into bars.
Makes 4 dozen bar cookies. 50 calories and 3 grams of fat per cookie.
Tips: Cover the pan with aluminum foil. When the cookies are done, you can lift the whole batch out of the pan. It makes cutting easier.
Cut the cookies with a pizza cutting wheel. Cut them at an angle and then vertically to make diamond shapes.
This recipe is from the Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks, April 1991, #122, Bake-Off Cookies & Cakes, page 8