Preheat oven to 275 degrees (F).
Combine butter, shortening, and sugar and mix.
Add flour and mix well.
Take two full teaspoons of dough and roll into a rope, then make a circle and pinch the seam together.
Lightly press an almond into the seam. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Arrange on cookie sheets and bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden on the bottom.
Transfer cookies from baking sheet to cooling racks to cool.
Makes about three dozen cookies