Tiny Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

The tiny peanut butter cup blossoms are so small! Perfect Elf Food!

So, pretty much everything is cute when it’s itty bitty, right?
I mean, baby clothes are just so dang precious…
mini cupcakes.
Size 2 clothes.
I mean, don’t the small sizes always look better than the larger-ish ones?
Explain that to me.
Shoes also…I will see an adorable shoe on display and then pick put my size of the exact same shoe and the cuteness gets lost somewhere between the 6 and the 8.
Where does it go?
 I know, right?!  Mini peanut butter cups!
I have also seen them at Trader Joe’s in case you were wondering 😉
So, I bought them, because you sort of HAVE to buy teeny tiny peanut butter cups when you find them.   I am pretty sure that it’s like a rule or something.
I decided to use Elissa’s brilliant idea of mini pb chocolate chip blossoms and tweak it slightly into the form of
Itty Bitty, Teeny Weeny Peanut Butter Blossoms

People are gonna love these because they are totally cute and popable.
Making them is a bit repetitive, but they are totally worth it…
trust me, I’m an expert!

Itty Bitty, Teeny Weeny Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms


  • 1 cup room temp butter (I use salted)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • reserve 1/2 cups granulated sugar


  1. Cream butter and sugars together on medium speed. Add peanut butter, mix. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until combined.
  2. Slowly add dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  3. Chill dough for at least 2 hrs.
  4. Preheat to 350
  5. When dough is chilled remove it from fridge and roll into 1/4 teaspoon sized balls. Roll each ball in reserved granulated sugar.
  6. Place each rolled cookie on baking sheet. I fit about 60 on my sheet.
  7. Bake 5 minutes until bottoms gets slightly golden and tops JUST start to crack.
  8. As soon as they come out of the oven, quickly press pb cup into cookie. They cool quickly based on their size.
  9. Transfer to wire cooling rack until pb cup sets, approx 20-30 minutes.


Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

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January 24, 2012 10:16 am

I made these, and they were AMAZINGLY good!!!! It’s true they were a bit of a pain to make, but they were completely addictive. Check my version out here: http://mary-making.blogspot.com/2012/01/mini-peanut-butter-cup-blossoms.html

Thanks, Cookies and Cups, for a great recipe!

December 15, 2011 10:35 am

Adorable and just the right size for my “cake”-loving toddler who gets totally crazy on too much sugar. Happy holidays! Looks like you’re off to a great start.

December 2, 2010 1:04 pm

oh these are so cute! I can't beleive they are that small. I def need to make these. I'm just afraid their bite size nature would result in me popping back dozens!

bridget {bake at 350}
bridget {bake at 350}
November 12, 2010 4:34 pm

A. These are adorable!
B. LOL: "…wearing Cole Haan loafers with white socks and unfortunately "scrunched" hair. I was certainly not thinking about the ins and outs of Smoked Grape Rosemary Focaccia." I am laughing out loud!!!

November 12, 2010 10:23 am

cutie patooties. the bad news is that i'd eat these like m&m's. 🙂

Diana's Cocina
November 8, 2010 3:38 pm

I think I would eat so much more because they are mini, and so darn cute!

November 8, 2010 5:09 am

I love this – and they are so cute. I love the bite size – can eat twice as many. Thanks for sharing!

Susan http://www.ugogrrl.com

November 8, 2010 1:12 am

Putting the cookie beside the penny really puts the size of them in perspective for sure. They are so itty bitty that one could eat a entire batch and still not feel guilty! Adorable.

November 7, 2010 7:26 pm

I love love love how tiny these are! Now, if only I could find peanut butter cups (even normal size) in France!

November 6, 2010 9:45 pm

Aww, so cute! I love one bite treats that you can just pop in your mouth! It means I can enjoy more than one! (I used to scrunch my hair too – with Aussie scrunch spray!)

November 6, 2010 6:51 pm

What yummy little bites! I'd probably eat them all myself! 🙂

November 6, 2010 3:27 pm

this are just the cutest thing ever!!

naomi {@bakersroyale}
naomi {@bakersroyale}
November 6, 2010 2:58 am

I'll take a mini over anything, anytime. I can't say I'll take a dozen of these, since I'm allergic to PB.

But I agree-what is it with mini being better? Example: I always smile when I see 3-yr-olds little bitty sock, I never do when I see my husbands.

Lastly, oh my god, love the Salt-n-Pepa reference. We were in high school at the time, so that had me LOL!

November 6, 2010 2:43 am

these are soo cute!! I found your blog from a blog of another blogger that I visit 😉 LOL

My little guy would soooo love these!!! can't wait to try them

November 5, 2010 2:33 pm

These are so cute…i must find mini pb cups!

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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