#HousefulOfCookies 2018

I miss baking, which I used to do much more frequently. (Yes, for anyone who pays extreme attention to detail, this is exactly how I started off last year’s #HousefulOfCookies post too!)

Thanks to Natasha and #HousefulOfCookies, I’m back in the baking business, at least for one batch of Nutella Brownie Cookies.

I’m sharing a recipe from PointsKitchen*, and hope you’ll join ALL the bloggers in the hop. You’ll be well-prepared for any cookie exchanges you have on tap in December AND for any visitors who hail from the North Pole!

The recipe says it each cookie is 3 Weight Watchers points. Guess I need to add another fraction for the quality control process!

And the recipe:

Nutella Brownie Cookies (by PointsKitchen)

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup white sugar
1 egg
¼ cup nutella
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
⅔ cup white flour
1.5 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
2 Tbsp cookie butter (or nutella) for topping


Preheat oven to 325F, spray a large cookie sheet with non stick spray.
With an electric mixer beat together the applesauce, vanilla and sugar for 2 minutes, add the egg and continue beating, then add the Nutella while still beating.
Using a spoon mix in dry ingredients and chocolate chips. Spoon cookies onto cookie sheet and in the middle of each cookie add ¼ tsp of cookie butter, you can use Nutella for the middle if you don’t have any cookie butter (I used Nutella – pk).

Bake for 8-10 minutes, makes 20 cookies at 3 smart points each..

Nutritional info per cookie..

Calories 70…Fat 2g…Sat fat 0.9g…Carbs 10g.. Fiber 0.5g..Sugars 8.6g…Protein 1.2g

Please join my fellow cookie enthusiasts!

Holiday Rich Butter Cookies – Houseful Of Nicholes
Rolo Pretzel Cookies – Creating Really Awesome Fun Things
Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies –  Ashley & Co
Minty Holiday Cookies – Amy Ever After
Scottish Shortbread Christmas Cookie Wedges – Albion Gould
Loaded Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – This Worthey Life
Brown Sugar Shortbread – Eat Picks
Pretty Decorated Sugar Cookies – 100 Directions
Christmas Rose Cookies – Divas With A Purpose
No Bake Cookies – Hysterical Mom
Norwegian Cookies – Kringla – Little Family Adventure
Cake Mix Christmas Cookies  – Mom Generations

** Note

i intentionally did not link to PointsKitchen. Although the recipe is yummy, the site seems a little “iffy” to me! You’re welcome for the lack of viruses/malware!

What’s YOUR favorite holiday cookie?


7 thoughts on “#HousefulOfCookies 2018

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  2. I think someone I know would be over the moon for your Nutella Brownie Cookies! Our youngest twin would move heaven and earth for these cookies. I mean Nutella and brownies at the same flavor party sounds pretty good to me! We are without a doubt making this recipe ASAP! Thank you!

    • Oh good! Let me know how they turn out for you. They have a very light feel to them — I guess that’s how they get to the “3 Weight Watchers points” thing. I honestly think I would have tinkered with the recipe a bit to make the dough a little thicker (not sure how!) but … hope they’re a success.

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  4. My daughter has recently discovered Nutella and now wants all the things Nutella. I’ll have to try these out. They look scrumptious!

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