Preheat oven to 350° F.
Place the butter in an 8x8 oven-safe pan and place it in the oven until the butter is melted and slightly bubbly, about 5-7 minutes.
While the butter is melting, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in milk. Remove the pan from the oven and immediately pour the cobbler mixture into the warm pan on top of the melted butter.
In a separate medium-sized bowl, mix the cherries, sugar, and almond extract until the fruit is fully coated. Pour cherry mixture on top of the cobbler. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly and top is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, or room temperature/cold. But always with ice cream.