Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
In a large bowl add the 1/2 cup of butter and sugar, beat together with an electric mixer until fluffy.
Add the egg and beat in. Mix in the almond extract and the vanilla.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the batter and mix in. Add 1/2 cup of sour cream and mix in. Add the remaining flour and mix in.
Stir in the 3/4 cup of chopped almond.
Drop by rounded heating teaspoons on the prepared baking sheet.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are light browned.
Remove from the oven and cool completely on a cooling rack.