Ok. Here's the experiment:
I bought an extra cookie pan yesterday at the grocery store. It's made by baker's secret, and the edges are raised. I also have I think an air-bake pan, which doesnt have the edges that raised, just a flat pan. So, I put the cookie dough and new pan in the fridge for about 5 minutes. I tried the new pan first, and voila! Raised cookies!
I also let them sit for 5 minutes before transfering to a covered pan to store them in. I tried the flat pan, and they turned out flat as a board :oops: So, IMO, it has to do with the pan. Maybe it has to do with the fact that the pan has raised edges vs. a flat air bake pan? :?: