I have also made these every year (since I have been baking), but this time the variation is the addition of ginger, nutmeg, clove, & cinnamon. The chips are Guittard (let's hear it for supporting local products!!), and I threw in a handful of the butterscotch variety they make as well. I also swapped out the milk in the recipe and used eggnog again. I love the nog so much, can you tell? One more kiss before I go: FOR THE LOVE OF HUMANITY, USE REAL VANILLA! :) Happy baking!