Did you know that if your drop cookies are spreading out too thin when baking, if you refrigerate your dough until completely chilled, they will bake up thicker and more chewy than crunchy and thin? I use an ice cream scoop to assure evenly baked and proportioned pieces of dough.
After trying this, if you are not satisfied with your result you then cut back on the mosture in your recipe. That being the butter. If your recipe calls for 2 sticks of butter, cut it back by a tablespoon. I would still recommend chilling your dough. If it is an abosolute emergency that you have a warm chocolate chip cookie, immediately, if not sooner, portion out your dough into balls on a sheet and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Record results right on your recipe card. Before you know it, you will have perfected your own recipe!
So don't ditch that recipe until you've done some experimenting. You will be so pleased with yourself when you get it the way you want it!
Have a great day!