I did make a number of small changes, but have no doubt that the original recipe was just as yummy! We really enjoyed these, and they kept well for a couple of days before losing their freshness a bit. As far as changes, I halved the nutmeg and cloves (really don't care for too much spice), and I really felt like it was still plenty fall-spicy. I cut the white sugar to one cup, and added 1/2 c. brown sugar. I also added a little cinnamon to the icing as other reviewers suggested, which looked nice. I drizzled the icing over the cookies, then dipped a few so that the entire top was covered. In my opinion, you really only need to drizzle it - the cookies are great alone, and the drizzling adds a nice sweet touch. The ones that were covered were almost too sweet. Also, you really only need a half batch of icing. I had tons left! Lastly, I used a cookie scoop to drop balls of dough onto the sheets, and didn't flatten them at all. They definitely flattened a bit from their ball shape in the oven, and turned out beautifully. I guess everyone's experiences are different! Great recipe, can't wait to make them again!
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