Unless I was aiming for chewy chocolate pancakes, that is. Granted they taste fine, but as Mr. Cleaver said "they're not cookies."
So did I...
- use expired baking powder,
- over soften the butter,
- use too much liquid, or
- forget the eggs?
If you picked #2, you're correct!!
I tried putting the dough in the fridge, but that didn't help (something about the heating permanently changing the structure of the butter). So after two failed batches I decided that the remainder will find a new life as dough - maybe in some ice cream.