Originally Posted by jabbur
Are you using real butter? I have found that with press cookies, you really need to use real butter. You can't substitute margarine. I went through the same thing years ago when I made the recipe with margarine and could not get the dough to shape right and the dough just oozed everywhere. 4 batches later I gave up. The next year I used real butter and it made all the difference.
Yes--real butter, this is my grandma's recipe and I don't use margarine. Not only is it real butter, it is Land-o'Lakes, so the expensive butter.