Before I left for America for Christmas vacation I helped the teen girls of my center cook Moldovan Gingerbread cookies. I call them Moldovan Gingerbread cookies because we were lacking certain ingredients that allowed them to brown and also lacked any kind of formal kind cookie cutters. So in traditional Moldovan style we improvised and still had a successful and fun time.
One of the main ingredients that we were lacking was corn syrup, which I tried to make myself. But in my attempt to make it I ended up with a jar of hard, hard candy like substance. Needless to say it was not useable and we ended up with very pale gingerbread heads.
The girls reading the directions in Romanian and preparing the ingredients:
The measuring and mixing begins:
The Moldovan Mixmasters:
The girls putting the finishing touches on the cookies with pink and green frosting:
Enjoying the finished product with a cup of tea: