I am in search of recipes for a plain (as in to-be-iced or sugared) cut-out cookie recipe and a recipe for a chocolate cut-cut out cookie. Tasty is a necessity; easy to work with is essential! I have some great cookie cutters, I especially love my snowflakes and reindeer. The snowflakes are rather large and intricate, so I need a dough and cookie that is sturdy.
Had a terrible problem with a Cook's all-butter recipe last year despite multiple chilling. I do work in a cool room off my kitchen for rolling and cutting. (I live in Vermont, it's getting a bit cold now.) As a child, I made an all-shortening recipe which worked quite well, but was rather bland.
I have purchased some rolling rings from King Arthur to aid me!