I made another recipe from the Marion Harland cookbook, and I think that I'm starting to really believe that 100 years ago food wasn't as sweet as it is now .
This was a recipe for gingersnaps:
I have to say that although these were okay, if this was the kind of sweet treat they had back then, it was a pretty sad thing. I never think of myself as someone who likes really sweet things, but these were almost too dull for me. My kids, on the other hand, said that they loved them, and ate about twenty each. Next time I'll try somethng with caramel...If that doesn't come out sweet I don't know what will.