These are delicious cookies. I only used 1/2 cup butter leaving off the additional 2 tablespoons. For the spices, I used my Baking Spice Blend Mix and pecans for the nuts. I placed the dough in the freezer for 1 hour prior to shaping and used my cookie scoop. The yield was right on target. These are a nice soft cookie when hot and crisp with a chewy center when cold.