Cream shortening and butter at medium speed of electric mixer until light and
fluffy. Add 1 cup confectioners' sugar and salt; mix well. Stir in flour. Add
water, vanilla extract and almonds, stirring well.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 12 to 15
minutes or until done.