Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Set aside two baking sheets.
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugars. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, mesquite meal, soda and salt. Stir in almonds.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in a 400-degree oven. Remove from baking sheet to wire racks, for cooling.
Reprinted with permission from the cookbook From Furrow to Fire compiled by Mary Ann Clark and Shannon Scott (Native Seeds/SEARCH).