These are great and are really not that difficult to make. I can never understand why someone would assume that a recipe such as this one (which is a prize-winner and has probably been tested multiple times) is at fault when they have a problem. If the dough was too soft, then the butter used was probably too soft. I also had no problems with too much dough. It worked out perfectly. I love pecan pie and this is a great bite-sized alternative!