(Recipe slightly adapted from Alexandra Cooks)
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
¼ tsp table salt
8 tbsp unsalted butter
¼ c ice water
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Cut the butter into flour mixture using two knives or a pastry cutter, until butter is in small pieces.
2. Add ice water and stir with a fork until the mixture starts to stick together in a mass. Form the dough into a ball and split in two.
3. Shape each piece into a ball, wrap in saran wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes and as long as overnight. You can pre-make the dough as well and freeze it to use later!
¼ cup almond paste
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter at room temperature
2 tsp rum
1 small egg
In the bowl of a stand mixer or food processor, combine almond paste, sugar and butter. Beat until combined, then add rum and egg and beat until smooth, or until only small lumps remain.