What a weekend! Saturday night we had a party to go to and I was challenged to bring a home-made dessert. I looked at all sorts of recipes and perused various cookbooks at Barnes & Noble. I did not find a single recipe that made my mouth water. So I decided to make an old favorite of mine and substitute date sugar for white refined sugar. I found out also, that date sugar is dried dates ground up into the consistency of white sugar. I already had date sugar on hand--I just had not ventured to use it yet. I made gingersnaps and they were fantastic. They seemed to be popular at the party, too, and no one could tell that I had switched a key ingredient. Now I know that I can indulge in my favorite cookie.