For now, check out the cookies I'm baking right now. They came from this website. I only modified it slightly (unusual for me), and only because I didn't want to pay the exorbitant price for almond paste at my grocery store while having a bunch of whole almonds on hand.
For your reference (and mine), I just ground up 3 ounces of almonds in my mini food processor, added an ounce of sugar, about a teaspoon of water, and a half teaspoon of almond extract, and substituted that for the 3 ounces of almond paste the recipe calls for. And yes - I included the optional 3/4 cup sliced almonds (had those on hand as well).
I'm waiting for the cookies to cool, but the dough was DELICIOUS!
Have a good weekend!