As I was mixing up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and saw that a regular recipe supposedly yielded 4 dozen cookies, I came to the following conclusions:
1.) The baking industry big-shots must make tiny, elf-sized cookies; not the abundant, giant-sized cookies my husband has come to expect.
2.) The baking industry big-shots must have missed out on the glorious liberty of picking in their dough before baking their cookies. (Why don't I ever have much dough left once I finally get around to the actual 'baking' step?)
3.) Or, they're allowing for modern-day inflation ;) Last decade's dozen is our modern day 4 dozen perhaps?
Anywho, these are just my random musings. Feel free to draw your own conclusions.