Upon Google searching people seem to equate "recovery CD" with full installation. I have seen methods such as using Disk Utility with the Mac HD as the source and a DVD as the destination. This clones the existing installation and I do not want that.
What I want is a minimal recovery environment just like the recovery partition but on a bootable CD. The Macs that I am servicing do not have a recovery partition in place, if they did I'm sure I could disk util the source as the recovery partition and the destination as my CD.
I do not currently have the retail Snow Leopard DVDs.