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…
Photobucket(That says “Max”, btw)
We harassed the giant chocolate bar…

BUT the greatest time was had in a place called “Chocolate World“.  Do I need to say more?
PhotobucketChocolate 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…
PhotobucketBut 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.
PhotobucketMy 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.


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.


Start out by making peanut butter cookie dough.
PhotobucketHere’s my go-to recipe.
PhotobucketLet 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.
PhotobucketRoll each dough ball in sugar and place on your cookie sheet.
PhotobucketGently press the dough down a little, the dough doesn’t spread a lot when baking…
PhotobucketBake them for about 9 minutes and then GENTLY press your peanut butter cup in the center…
PhotobucketThat’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.

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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75 Responses
  1. elisa

    you seriously make me laugh!! it IS true though, when things are “poppable” you eat many more of them. one big cookie and you’re done, right?

    these look awwsome ! will be making them soon.

  2. Julie

    For the not as gifted in baking… the recipe says it makes around 30 cookies…. in order to make the 24 giant cookies, do I need to double the original recipe?

    1. shelly

      Since the cookies are larger than the original recipe, it makes less cookies. Same amount of dough, just different sized cookies.

  3. First of all, love your logic on cute mini tiny pop-able little food and why it’s actually just a little too cute and pop-able 🙂

    I am a big believer in one nice big cookie or slab of brownie. When I put that big thing on a plate, I know i am DONE after that. There’s no going back for one or two more ‘little ones’.

    LOVE these cookies – the size and the PB cups!

  4. Theresa

    Love your rationalization! Think of how cute these will be with the seasonal Reese’s too! I saw footballs at SAMs the other day – although cute factor aside, a giant cookie shoved in my mouth is plenty cute :p

  5. nicole p

    I just started reading your blog about a month ago and it has become my all time favorite.
    I look forward to your posts everyday. You are a genius, girl!

  6. Melinda

    Oh my gosh!! This mini vs giant conundrum never occurred to me before!! It’s so obvious to me now. Thank you (and my jeans thank you).

  7. Such a great idea. And you know, it’s so true about big vs small. I’ll get a full-sized candy bar and that will be it, but if I get a bag of fun sized candy bars and think “oh I’ll just have one and it’ll be better than a whole one” I end up eating the whole thing!

    Also, I live in a Reese’s drought zone now (in the UK, they’re around but not everywhere) and my brother very kindly sent me one of those 1lb Reese’s last year for Christmas. I sliced each one in sixths, but probably still didn’t last as long as it should have 😉

  8. I just lost five pounds reading this post!

    We used to have a Hershey Factory and Store 20 minutes from where I live but it was closed down a few years ago when Hershey downsized and moved a lot of production overseas. Ours never had a bake shop in it but I still miss visiting it a few times a year stock up on chocolate and baking supplies.

  9. I’m so happy to see we think alike. If you want a diet cookie just make 1 really big one! I am so giving these bad boys a try!! Thanks for helping me with my diet, I’ll be sure to give you a shout out when my jeans start falling off from all of the gigantic cookie dieting I’ll be doing!

  10. Tara

    🙁 I am going to have to make these. Maybe it will help me get off my cookie dough ball kick I’ve been on. At least these have protein.

  11. I’m so with you on the mini being evil thing. I always think, “HAHA! I CAN EAT THEM AAAAALL! They’re so small.” Um, no. Doesn’t work out so well. I need big things. These look ridiculously good. I haven’t have peanut butter cup blossoms in ages but they’re definitely a favorite.

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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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