I had a craving for these during the blizzard, and this recipe delivered.
I followed the commenters’ suggestions and used butter instead of shortening and used 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar. I also added a little more salt because sweet and salty is my shit. They by no means turned out salty, but I like the little extra kick that a pinch more salt gives.
This recipe makes around 20 small/medium cookies. Check after 6 minutes, ended up baking for 8 overall. Also freezed these and baked some more later to great success.