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?
So, I saw these cookies over a year ago on the site 17andbaking.  I don’t know if you have been to her site, but I totally want to be like her when I grow up!  She’s this awesome teenage phenom who makes all sorts of fancy food.  Plus she takes amazing pictures and her site is gorgeous.
Her name is Elissa and she is the 17/18 year old that I wished that I was.
Let me give you a visual of me on any given day circa 1993…
Talking excessively on my Garfield phone and listening to “Shoop” by Salt N’ Pepa while 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.
So, back to those cookies.
They have been on my bookmarked list for a long time now…I all but forgot about them until I was in a Sprouts Farmers Market and came across these:
 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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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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46 Responses
  1. naomi {@bakersroyale}

    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!

  2. Jenn

    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

  3. marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    Because these are sooooo tiny we can eat like 40 at one sitting, right? I wish. They look amazing & that teen ager is a genius!

  4. SweetSugarBelle

    These are PRECIOUS! I love tiny things! (most of the time, LOL)

    Anyway, bad flashback to my youth. I dont ever want to remeber how deeply I felt all of those Boyz II Men songs…*cringe*

  5. Monet

    You just made my heart melt! I completely agree that mini is always best. These are adorable, and I'm so glad you shared them with me. I would have a hard time not eating an entire plateful!

  6. Kristan

    I want a Garfield phone. So jealous.
    Also, I still listen to "Shoop" (it's on the iPod…for reals), so maybe I have a few maturity issues?!

    Anyways–loved the cookies and LOVED the post and how sweet you were towards Elissa and her blog.

    As usual, you are completely awesome.

  7. Erin

    You are so right! Tiny things are always cuter! I love miniature food. You can eat a ton of it and you never know how much you ate because you lose count.

    Tiny peanut butter cups? I've never seen these before. I must go find them!

  8. Raina

    I love tiny treats and yours are so darn cute and look delish!

    You are right; everything looks better smaller; I always find that with shoes especially. Love the visual of you with your scrunchy and Garfield phone..lol

  9. Monica H

    I just love Sprouts, such fun stuff. I just want to sample everything in their bulk bins 🙂

    These are too cute, but I'm sure I'd eat way too many.

  10. Becki D

    Totally precious. And dangerous. It's so easy to eat 20 dozen or so when they're teeeeny tiny! Or wait, is it just me that has that problem??

  11. Diane {Created by Diane}

    They are super cute!!! Love how mini they are 🙂 I like that the smaller they are the more we can eat, RIGHT??

  12. Joanne

    I adore everythign in mini size…especially cupcakes. And cookies. Because it means I can eat four and not feel guilty. My roommate's feet are a size 6. And her shoes are so much damn cuter than mine.

  13. I run for cake!

    These are adorable, I bet I could eat about 10 of them! Wow the 17 and baking site is amazing, I had never seen her blog before so mature at such a young age!

  14. keepitsweet

    so cute! you are right, smaller things do always seem to look better and i especially agree on shoes- i'm so jealous of my mom's size 6 1/2!

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