Beth's Cookies

Beth’s Cookies

There are a few things that just scream CHRISTMAS to me.  One of them is our Christmas tree and the memories it brings.  Another, is the taste of Beth’s cookies.


Beth's Cookies

Beth was my mom’s best friend.  She was tragically killed in a car accident before I was born.  Her husband and sons though have been a part of our family for as long as I can remember.  Every year my mom would make these cookies in honor of Beth for all of us to enjoy.  Not only are these cookies delicious, they also serve as a beautiful reminder of the kind of life Beth lived … a pretty sweet one.

Beth's Cookies


Although I never had the opportunity to meet this incredible lady, her memory is a big part of all of my holiday memories.  With permission from my mom, I am sharing her recipe, and story, with you today.  Enjoy.
Beth's Cookies

Beth’s Cookies

by Madeline G.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients (3 Dozen)

  • 1 stick butter (I used Smart Balance)
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 12 ounces of crunchy peanut butter
  • 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and powdered sugar.

Add the Rice Krispies and peanut butter.  Stir until well combined.

Work together with your hands and form small balls.  I use a cookie scoop for this.  Pack them tightly.

Put them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

While cookies are hardening, melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler.

Dip the balls into the melted chocolate until well covered.

Place them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

These keep for a long time in the freezer!

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15 thoughts on “Beth’s Cookies”

  1. I agree, what a wonderful way to honor and remember such a special person! I’ll have to give them a try soon!

    I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award, if you are interested the details for it are on my blog! :-)
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  2. Those look delicious! I love cake balls/truffles… they’re the perfect holiday treat! I love the idea of doing something seemingly small (like always making the same cookies, etc.) to honor someone’s memory… what a sweet (pun intended!) tradition!

  3. Passing on recipes is a great way to remember those that are no longer in our lives. My neighbor that I grew up with left me her Madeleine recipe just a few years before she passed away and every Christmas, I make them for the family and we all remember what an amazing person she was! Thank you for sharing!
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