Why Do My Chocolate Chip Cookies Turn Out Cake-like?

After making chocolate chip cookies, I can't figure out how to get the consistency I want, chewy and soft, or even chewy and crunchy. All I get is fluffy, cake-like cookies. What can I do to correct this?

By Maria from Nashville, TN

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You are adding too much flour and probably not enough butter/shortneing (don't know which you use). That is what I would change.

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Try using smaller eggs or just one egg instead of 2.

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Are you adding too much levening? Baking soda or baking powder? Also, make sure you're not beating your eggs so much that you incorporate air into them. Good luck!

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I have used the recipe on the can of crisco butter flavored, and they turned out perfect. I found that by baking them an extra few minutes they turned nice and crispy. Just watch them so they don't burn. Good luck.

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Next time you make them I'd try decreasing the flour a little bit.

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