My hometown, Downers Grove, IL, has a great bakery downtown, Busy Bee Bakery, that makes the best butter cookies. "Butter cookies" means a lot of different things to different people, so the type I'm referring to are the ones that you commonly find in a deli and buy by the pound, with a kind of swirl pattern like they were made with a cookie press, and decorated with all different colors of sprinkles. They're firm but not crisp -- they shouldn't make a sound when you break them, but they shouldn't bend either -- and they have a melt-in-your-mouth sort of texture.
I live in NC now and don't have access to fantastic deli butter cookies any more. So, I want to make my own. Does anyone have a recipe for this particular type of butter cookie? I've found tons of butter cookie recipes, of course, but like I said, that means different things to different people, so I don't want to try dozens of the wrong types of butter cookies (waistline can't handle that much experimentation!). I'm not sure if the type I'm looking for has a specific name that would help me track down a recipe more successfully. Any help is welcome.