Almond Spritz Cookies
In a large bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugar, and almond paste with electric mixer on low speed until well combined. Add egg whites, vanilla, and salt; beat until fluffy. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a spoon.Advertisement
Drop dough by small spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly. (Or, force unchilled dough through cookie press onto an ungreased cookie sheet.) Sprinkle with some colored decorative candies and/or sugar, if you like.
Bake cookies in a 350 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm, but not brown. Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack. Makes about 96 cookies.
For best results, use an almond paste made without syrup or liquid glucose.