I had a craving for molasses cookies, but was out of eggs. Found this recipe and went for it. I used butter instead of shortening b/c I didn't have any. Cookies turned out OK--Texture was a bit gritty but I will assume it was the butter. That said, I feel like the flavor was too mild for my taste. If I make these again, I would definitely increase the spices. The molasses flavor was fine, but the spices need to be kicked up a notch.