Giant Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

Today’s post is lazy.

It’s not even a recipe…well, it kinda is, it’s just not a new recipe.

I just switched it up slightly.

Let me start at the beginning.

A few weeks ago we took an overnight trip with some of our closest friends.

Destination:  Hershey Park.

Long story short, we had a great time.
We made pretzel words on the drive there…
Pretzel pieces forming the word Max(That says “Max”, btw)
We harassed the giant chocolate bar…3 boys posing with a Hershey's chocolate bar mascot

BUT the greatest time was had in a place called “Chocolate World“.  Do I need to say more?
Exterior of Hershey's Chocolate World buildingChocolate World is basically a store/candy shop/dining/bakery/chocolate experience all in one.  It’s pretty cool.
I even contemplated killing myself via peanut butter cup. I mean, my arteries aren’t made of steel, y’all…
A package of Reese's half-pound peanut butter cupsBut of course my favorite part was the bakery snooping.  I mean, I couldn’t visit the Mothership and not take a few ideas home with me, right?

There were loads of chocolatey desserts, but my eyes landed on one type of cookie.

A basic, “been there done that” cookie, taken up a notch or 13.
Reese's Peanut Butter Blossom cookies in a bakery display caseMy head exploded a little.

I mean…

Why hadn’t I thought of this??  An unassuming peanut butter blossom, made GIANT.

Instead of using a mini cup, they used a regular sized one.

Way more efficient, I say.

Top view of Giant Peanut Butter Blossom cookies

Everyone thinks “mini” stuff is way cuter.  But I’m going the other direction.

Mini stuff is making me fat.

Mini stuff is from the devil.

You eat thrice as many mini things because they’re so tiny and pop-able.

Giant things on the other hand, you eat one and you’re done.

So these cookies are basically diet food.  Honestly.

I’m really doing you a major favor here by making 4″ cookies.

You can thank me when you’re jeans start falling off.

People will be all, “Damn, you look goood!  What’s your secret?”

And you can be like, “Oh, I just eat giant cookies.  No big thing.”

Easiest diet ever.

So let me walk you through the weight-loss-via-giant-cookie process.

Giant Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms.

Giant Peanut Butter Blossom cookies next to a bowl of peanut butter and a glass of milk

Start out by making peanut butter cookie dough.
Two empty measuring cups with peanut butter residueHere’s my go-to recipe.
Peanut Butter Blossom cookie dough in a mixing bowlLet it chill and then get your cookie scoop ready.
I used a 3 Tbsp cookie scoop…If you don’t have a cookie scoop, then measure out…3 tablespoons. You so smart.
A cookie scoop full of peanut butter cookie doughRoll each dough ball in sugar and place on your cookie sheet.
Peanut butter cookie dough ball next to a bowl of sugarGently press the dough down a little, the dough doesn’t spread a lot when baking…
A collage of 4 photos showing the steps of rolling and shaping peanut butter blossom cookie doughBake them for about 9 minutes and then GENTLY press your peanut butter cup in the center…
A collage of 2 photos of peanut butter cookies and peanut butter cookies with a peanut butter cup in the middleThat’s it!

You’ll need to let them cool a little on the baking sheet before transferring them…the larger they are, the harder they fall, folks.

These cookies end up being a good 4″ wide…so get you a glass of milk and prepare to feel the fat burning off your body.Side view of two stacked peanut butter blossom cookies

Here’s the link to my peanut butter blossom cookie recipe...
Making them giant, as I did here, will make about 24 cookies. So you’ll need about 24 peanut butter cups.

**ps ~ I cannot be responsible for any diet fails.

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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December 10, 2012 1:20 am

I made these Giant Peanut Butter Blossoms last week and can’t wait for my jeans to start falling off!! Love them, your blog and your humor! Will be making them again this week for a Christmas Cookie Exchange party. Thank you so much for the recipe.

September 2, 2012 7:35 pm

Made these tonight for a cookout. They were sinfully delish!!

August 29, 2012 10:57 am

holy s*** i need this diet food right now.

August 29, 2012 12:33 am

Heaven. That is all.

August 28, 2012 2:15 pm

Oh. Em. Gee.

August 28, 2012 1:54 pm

I live in the next town over from Hershey & have been to Choc World countless times, but it somehow never occurred to me that those cookies were amped up versions of the mini pb blossoms. Maybe I shouldn’t be admitting that…

August 25, 2012 10:29 pm

I’ve seen these with the mini cups, but never the big ones. I love the look of these cookies and I bet they taste great! PB cookies are always amazing!

August 25, 2012 1:43 pm

I am going to Hershey park tomorrow for our last vacation before school starts and I am definitely going to try this cookie. Then come home and make my own.

Alfred Efren
August 25, 2012 12:54 pm

Wow! Really i like these delicious recipe. So, thanks for your nice post, because i want to try to make it for to eat a lot. And also thanks for these beautiful photos.

August 24, 2012 11:06 pm

I’ve always wanted to go to Hershey Park. And, now I want to make these cookies, too!!

August 24, 2012 4:29 pm

Now that’s my size cookie! LOVE it!!! I bought those big ass PB Cups for a co-worker who is totally addicted to Reeses PB Cups. He loved them. They were HUGE!

Mug Swap Time
August 24, 2012 4:20 pm

Just dropping a little note to let you know a sweet little cup is on it’s way to you. Keep a look out…

August 24, 2012 10:40 am

Proposterous Portions of Peanut Butter…this cookie is enough to satisfy any Reese’s fan.

August 24, 2012 9:51 am

Holy cookies! I’m pretty sure my head just exploded right there with ya! Those cookies are massive and I want 17 of your version. 😀 Ha…what diet. 😉

August 24, 2012 8:52 am

I guess I will HAVE to eat a giant cookie. Twist my arm:)

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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