Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until fluffy.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in chocolate morsels. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place on ungreased baking sheets. Press an almond in the center of each cookie.
Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool.