I have the SAME problem... I have used Toba's, the Flour Pot recipe, etc... tried them all and I have one of two problems... either they taste bland and dry, or taste really good, but don't hold their shape! They puff up and 'grow' so that the MMF cutout looks like it's half an inch or more smaller than the cookie (hate that!!). Some recipes hold their shape SO beautifully, but don't taste that great. I don't feel that any of the recipes I've tried taste sweet, they just taste like flour. Does Penny's dough hold it's shape well? I'd like to try it if it does. I am still looking for the perfect balance of shape and taste. I'm rambling. Sorry!
It's just that I have been struggling with this, and have a huge cookie order this week and want to make them delicious AND pretty!