Recipe: French Macarons with Raspberry Filling & Pistachios

Macarons are crispy, nutty pastries that originated in France. Featuring a light and crunchy exterior and a sweet inside filled with Bonne Maman Preserves, this unique treat looks as good as it tastes. Every bite is a delicious contrast of soft and crisp. They’re perfect for entertaining – afternoon tea, anyone?

Keep reading to learn how to make French Macarons with Raspberry Filling & Pistachios!


Cookie recipes for sharing and homemade gifts

Homemade baked goods make a thoughtful, festive and tasty holiday gift. Here’s how we like to put together gift bags filled with homemade cookies:

1. Select 3 or more types of cookie recipes. A variety will ensure you appeal to everyone’s sweet tooth! We’ve included several categories of recipes to choose from below (sugar cookies, chocolate cookies, spice cookies, etc).

2. The night before you plan to gift your cookies, bake them and allow them to cool completely on cooling racks. (To save time, more

Bakery, Specialties

Sufganiyot for Hanukkah

A sufganiyot is a round-shaped donut that is injected with red jelly or custard, then topped with powdered sugar and eaten warm. In Yiddish, sufganiyah (plural for for sufganiyot) are called “ponchkes.”

The Hebrew word sufganiyot is derived from the Hebrew word for “sponge.” This is a reference to describe the way a sufganiyot absorbs oil, somewhat similar to a sponge. At Hanukkah, Jews observe the custom of eating fried foods in commemoration of the miracle associated with the Temple oil.

The more


Mollie’s Rustic Pies

Pie Heaven at Mollie Stone’s!

Have you seen our tempting selection of Mollie’s Rustic all-natural fruit pies? Each pie is lovingly handcrafted with fruit grown in Oregon’s Willamette Valley that is picked at the height of the season.

We offer whole pies and pie by the slices, as well as half pies so you can mix and match to please everyone’s palate. Choose from:

Marionberry Apple Cherry Crunch

To dress up your pie for a festive holiday dessert, take it out of the box or plastic more


Mollie’s Irish Soda Bread

There is nothing more lovely than the aroma of freshly baking bread in the air. This smell lured us behind the bakery counter at our Greenbrae store yesterday to see what was in the oven.

We caught Herbert in action, who’s been with Mollie Stone’s for 12 years, mixing up a batch of Mollie’s Irish Soda Bread. We sell this wonderful bread year round, but demand skyrockets as St. Patrick’s Day approaches.

Keep reading to see how it’s made. If only we more

Bakery, Deli, Housewares

Halloween Is Just Around The Corner

Trick or Treat!

Fill up your candy bowl with some fun-size treats (we have everything from traditional favorites like Snickers to Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops) and nutritious goodies like Earthbound Apple Slices in single serve packets, EnviroKids Snack Bars or Annie’s Snack Packs.  Don’t forget the toothpaste!  Try kid-friendly flavors from Tom’s of Maine, Crest and Weleda.


Casper Cupcakes

Mollie Stone’s loves Halloween and the treats that go along with it! Our San Mateo Bakery Manager, Olga, showed us how she makes Casper Cupcakes. All you need is your favorite kind of cupcake, vanilla frosting, chocolate frosting and a piping bag. Keep reading for the quick tutorial.