These cookies received rave reviews from my husband's friends, who dropped by as the cookies were coming out of the oven. They loved the spices. I made a few tweaks to the recipe. I used freshly ground soft white wheat for the flour. I, also, used a whole egg instead of the white. Because I live at 7,800 ft., I used 1/4 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter, instead of margarine. Next time, I plan to add nuts. Walnuts, pecans or even sunflower seeds would be great.