I tried making cookies from scratch again, and they turned out very thin and flimsy. I'm really disappointed with myself considering how much time I put into this.
Here's my recipe/process:
1) In one bowl, I added 2 cups unbleached flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon baking soda and mixed it together.
2) In a separate bowl, I put 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Then I took 2 sticks of real butter, softened them slightly in the microwave, and added them to the bowl with sugar. I started mixing. Then I added 2 eggs and mixed thoroughly.
3) Next, I added in the flour bowl from step 1 and mixed until a nice cookie dough formed and I saw no dry flour. I added in Nestle chocolate chunks and walnut pieces. Then I put this bowl in the fridge for over an hour to let it chill (thus making it easier to form cookie dough balls).
4) I preheated the oven to 375 degrees. I took a couple of round pizza pans and put foil on them, and dropped cookie dough balls onto them. I baked for 10 minutes at 375. The foil was ungreased for the first couple pans, but for the remaining dough, I greased the foil.
5) I removed the foil with cookies from the pan, so that the hot pan didn't inadvertently overbake the cookies, and let the cookies cool. While the taste was decent, the cookies were so thin and flimsy that I could barely scrape them off the foil without breaking them.
What am I doing wrong?!?!