My friend, Melissa Lee, gave me this recipe and said this is the recipe she uses when she doesn't want the cookies to change their shapes and rise.
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
Sift & add
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
Cover the dough and chill for a couple of hours. Roll the dough out on a floured counter 1/4 inch thick. Cut cookies and bake 8-10 minutes at 375. Everyone's oven is different so watch them.
-Cream the butter and sugar REALLY well. And then a little more!
-I took out the baking soda so that the cookies will keep their shape.
-It seems to work fine, but you have to remember not to roll the dough out too thin because it won't puff up when it cooks. You don't want them super thick though either.