Kara from Karacooks had suggested using ginger snaps and pecans for a different flavor, so of course I had to make the torte again. I used Nyakers Ginger Snaps and Green & Black's Ginger Bittersweet chocolate, both from Cost Plus World Market. The chocolate has bits of candied ginger in it, yummy! This torte was great, DH really liked it and all I would change is to add some powdered ginger. I really think you could change this recipe to fit what cookies you have on hand.