I just tried the exact same recipe out of my mom's 1963 Cooky book. (Yep that's how it was spelled 50 years ago.) I came on here to see if there was anything better because mine look like regular cookies in the middle and the nice stuff on the outside. I didn't have a teaspoon to actually measure so this is probably my problem. I also didn't use molasses. After the first batch I took smaller scoops and patted them flatter. Looking better that way, but I'll try to be more accurate next time. Also in the same book, it later describes that there is a certain stage after baking where the cook(y)s are soft enough and strong enough to roll around something. Makes for a very nice presentation; the kind of very special cookie people would look forward to at Christmas time! Oh and I forgot to add that parchment paper was a lifesaver. My spatula squished some of the beautiful crispy crumble, but parchment paper made it so simple.
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I just tried the exact same recipe out of my mom's 1963 Cooky book. (Yep that's how it was...