Preheat the oven to 325° F. Set out two large nonstick cookie sheets. (Do NOT grease).
Mix the first four ingredients together.
In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the sugars, eggs, flavorings and melted butter. Gradually stir in the flour mixture, blending well.
Stir in the chips and almonds. Use a 1/3 cup capacity ice cream scoop to drop dough (or drop by heaping tablespoonsful) onto cookie sheets, allowing room for cookies to spread slightly. Bake, placing a single cookie sheet in the center of the preheated oven, for 15 to 18 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned and just set around the edges.Servings: 2 to 3 dozen large cookies