These cookies are soft and sweet (though not too sweet) and a little spicy (but not hot spicy) -- I totally love them. I am a very reluctant baker, but am also very sensitive and aware of the guilt that I get from my kids and husband about not being into baking. I mean, there's the time and the mess and the effort, and then I can't even really enjoy the product usually, because I am ever vigilant about eating well. Needless to say, I am willing to make (and eat) these cookies, though usually only around Christmas time, which is the only time that I bake anything. Take it from a lazy baker and obsessively healthy eater, these cookies are winners.