I tried the cook's illustrated recipe for sugar cookies. It looks pretty similar to other recipes for basic cut out cookie dough- 2 1/2 c flour, 2 sticks butter, 1 c sugar, 1 egg and 1 yolk, 2 t vanilla extract, 1/2 t salt
I mixed, formed into disk, and ended up refrigerating for about 24 hrs. Attempted to roll between lightly floured pieces of parchment paper but it was a sticky mess.
With another disk, I tried rolling out on one sheet of paper and had to keep adding flour when turning as it was also sticking. Tried to lift off the rolled dough in order to refrigerate it for a bit before cutting. Couldn't get it off the paper - too sticky.
I still have some disks left in the fridge but am feeling very discouraged- they say not to add to much flour but it's a big sticky mess even w/ the flour- What am I doing wrong???