These get requested every Christmas! I made up the recipe a few years ago and haven't changed it since.
What you need:
8 ounces almond paste, room temperature
1 cup butter/ margarine ( I usually go with half and half)
1 cup white sugar
3+ cups flour (you may end up adding an extra half cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon amaretto
1/4 teaspoon salt
Start by beating the butter/margarine and almond paste until there are no more lumps ( I use a handheld mixer). Beat in the sugar and the eggs until smooth. Stir in three cups of flour, the salt, vanilla, and amaretto. Add extra flour if needed to create a stiff dough.
At this point, you can put the dough in a cookie press or roll into a log to slice and bake. Either way, refrigerate afterwards for half of an hour or so. Then either press the cookies or slice and place on a lightly greased or non-stick cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 7-9 minutes or until the bottom JUST begins to brown. The top should still be VERY light colored. Let cool for a couple of minutes and enjoy!