In medium bowl, combine sugar cookie mix, 1/4 cup almonds (reserve 3/4 cup), butter, almond extract, and egg until soft dough forms. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Using thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon raspberry preserves in center of each cookie. Set aside.