Sift together four, baking powder, mustard, and salt. In a medium bowl, mix together butter and cheese. Add flour mixture, blending with fingers or a pastry blender. Mix in almonds and garlic chives. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring with a fork, until dough holds together. Shape into a ball, then press into square log about 1 inch square by 8 inches long. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for several hours.
Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Slice the dough into squares about 1/4 inch thick and place them on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Store in tins.
Makes about 3 dozen
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