Step 1: Cream in butter and powdered sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla essence. Mix in the flour, baking pwd and corn flour. Mix to get a soft dough. If it is too soft pop in the freezer for 15 minutes before you work with it.
Step 2: Heat the oven to 180 degree C and bake the almonds for 8 minutes. Allow the almonds to cool before covering with the dough. You need to bake in two batches.
Step 3: Pinch dough of the size of a small marble.Roll to form a small ball. Press an almond in the middle and cover the remaing to form an oval cookie. Place in lined baking sheet and bake at 180 degree C for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Step 4: Allow to cool completely, before dipping the chocolate. Double boil the chocolate to melt it. Pop in the cookies one by one into the chocolate and use a small fork to place it into the paper cups. Sprinkle almond nibs on top before the chocolate dries up. Makes 72 numbers.