Chinese Moon Festival Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

We set up the telescope and invited friends and family to join us in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon this past weekend. We ate homemade Mu Shu Pork and Mu Shu Tofu. We had sticky rice and red bean dumplings and for dessert we went non-traditional and made Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.

For several years I followed the practice of buying traditional Moon Cakes but I have to admit our local offerings are pretty slim and mail ordering seemed a bit extravagant this year. The kids loved these because they are delicious and although we adjusted the recipe and used less sugar (2 cups) they were still plenty sweet. The original recipe can be found here.

Little hands did a great job spooning the batter into little circles.

Using the pastry bag is Kitchen Daughter’s favorite part of the job.

Although the rest of the country may be feeling the beginning of fall weather here the kids swam in the moonlight and the girls wore flowers in their hair.