Actually, I am in the midst of a chocolate-chip-cookie craze right now. I have been baking many recipes lately, and many of them turn out like the picture [if there is a picture]. Mostly, the ones that don’t look like the ones in the picture are the ones that aren’t specific enough- e.g. how many minutes to mix the ingredients; how big of a scoop to use etc.
The ones that impressed me most are Alexis Stewart’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies [Just don’t preheat the oven as the recipes states right at the beginningl there is a short chilling period]; America’s Test Kitchen’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie [I got the recipe with their app. It’s a little time consuming, but really delicious] and Nigella Lawson’s recipe which is my current go-to.
Edit: Oh, in Alexis Stewart’s recipe, I added about 1/2 cup more flour, so that it would look like the one in Martha’s site [there is a video on the site].