I made them for a cookie exchange. They are really rich and taste super sweet. If I make them again I would try it without the cloves. I tasted the batter mixture up to adding the cloves and they had the eggnog feel, I am just am not a huge fan of cloves in this recipe. I did 2 batches and omitted 2 tbsp of butter in the crust in the 2nd batch (used only one stick) and the result was the same. They are a good rich treat.