Hi Ashley. I am just now reading your post. I am nowhere near a professional, but I make about 1000 of these cookies every Christmas for my son's fellow officers. Those darn bubbles drove me nuts until I tried this: Immediately after removing the cookies from the oven, leave them on the cookie sheet, place a piece of parchment on top (to prevent sticking), then a matching cookie sheet, and then something heavy. (I use a patio block wrapped in a pillow case.) Any bubbles will be squished out and you'll have a nice flat surface. The shape of the cookie only very slightly affected. (A star will still be a star, etc.) I use the Big Batch Sugar Cookie recipe from CopperGifts.com, which does contain baking powder and eggs.