I followed the advice from other reviewers and kept back 1/2 cup of flour (all-purpose, organic white flour). I don't use margarine, so I used 1/2 cup of soft, salted organic butter and 1/2 cup soft shortening. (This ratio makes the best pie crust, btw) I was able to form the dough into 4 balls to refrigerate for an hour, but when I tried to knead and roll it, it crumbled into a huge mess. I tried to warm it in my hands, but the temperature wasn't the problem. There was still too much flour in the dough, and in no way could I roll it out well enough to cut shapes from it. Instead of throwing this mess in the garbage, I added more soft butter along with a bit of water, and was able to salvage the dough . Another egg/egg yolk may have helped bind it better too, but I didn't have any more eggs. With those changes, the cookies ended up pretty good, but they are not this recipe. One positive thing I can say is that I appreciated how mildly sweet the cookies turned out, as I don't like super sugary foods.
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I followed the advice from other reviewers and kept back 1/2 cup of flour (all-purpose,...