Tag: Desserts


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, ..read 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 ..read 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 ..read more

Gluten Free, Specialties

Recipe: Coco-Peanut Butter Magic Bars

We’d be hard pressed to find a better recipe for an incredibly tasty, gluten free and vegan dessert for the holidays than Earth Balance’s Coco-Peanut Butter Magic Bars.

This gluten free and vegan twist on a classic 7-layer or magic bar recipe begins with vegan “sweetened condensed milk” that’s made with coconut milk, a little sugar and a pinch of patience. The reward is a thick, creamy “milk” that’s just as velvety as its dairy based cousin. The second magic act is stirring in ..read more


Recipe: Salty Caramel Ice Cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home

Have you heard? Jeni Britton Bauer is coming to Mollie Stone’s on August 10 & 11! She will be signing her James Beard award-winning cookbook Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home while we host a pop-up scoop shop with samples of her creative and delicious ice creams.

After browsing through the cookbook brimming with more than 100 drool-worthy ice cream recipes, we asked Jeni if she would let us share one of her most popular recipes: Salty Caramel Ice Cream.

Even though there ..read more


August 10 & 11, 2012: Cookbook Signing & Pop-Up Scoop Shop with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

“Pop in” Mollie Stone’s for a “Pop-Up” Scoop Shop & Cookbook Signing with Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams!

Jeni is visiting two Mollie Stone’s locations this August to sign her James Beard award-winning cookbook while you sample her incredible ice cream. Mark your calendars with the following dates and locations:

Friday, August 10, 2012 11am – 1pm Mollie Stones Pacific Heights 2435 California Street, San Francisco

Saturday, August 11, 2012 11am – 1pm Mollie Stone’s Burlingame 1477 Chapin Avenue, Burlingame

Keep reading to learn more about Jeni ..read more


“Cool” New Product: Coolhaus Ice Cream & Sorbet Cookie Sandwiches

We got something new in our freezer section…the ice cream section to be specific: COOLHAUS COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!

Each one of these frosty treats consists of handmade ice cream sandwiched between two delectable cookies. The five mouthwatering combinations, from left to right, include:

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie with Dirty Mint Ice Cream: Taste the difference of mint ice cream made with real mint leaves. Ginger Molasses Cookie with Mango Sorbet: Spicy, sweet, and 100% vegan! Chocolate Chip Cookie with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Ice ..read more

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie

Brightly flavored lemon desserts are perfect for summertime. For a subtle twist on classic lemon desserts, try using meyer lemons. They are slightly sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons because they are a hybrid of lemon and mandarin orange. They originated in China, and it was a man named Frank N. Meyer that first brought them to the US in the early 1900s (which explains the name).

Meyer lemons are typically smaller and more spherical than traditional lemons, with a ..read more


Edible homemade gift ideas

Edible homemade gifts are a “tasteful” idea for friends and family. We’ve put together some great recipes for cookies and drink mixes that can be gifted in a jar. Who can resist the gift of homemade goodies that can be enjoyed any time of the year?

Simply layer the dry ingredients for each mix into a clean glass jar, tie with a festive ribbon or bow, and include a personalized card with instructions for baking. All the recipient has to do ..read more


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.