Low-Calorie Brookies: Brownie Cookie Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Better Brookies
HG's Better Brookies

Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Brookie!

This is one of those genius things that you see on Pinterest and wonder, "Why haven't I baked cookies onto brownies before?" Our recipe brings a low-calorie twist to the dual dessert... Perfect for those 4th of July parties! Watch how they’re made!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Cool: 1 1/2 hours

Brownie Layer
1 box moist-style devil's food cake mix (15.25 - 18.25 oz.)
One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin

Cookie Layer
1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed)

1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), or HG Alternative

1/4 cup whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature

1/4 cup no-sugar-added applesauce

1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9" X 13" baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, mix cake mix with pumpkin until smooth and uniform. (Batter will be thick!) Spread batter into the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, Splenda, butter, applesauce, egg substitute, and vanilla extract. Whisk until uniform.

In another medium bowl, combine both types of flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Whisk thoroughly. Add this mixture to the other medium bowl, and mix until uniform. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spread cookie batter over the brownie layer, and smooth out the top.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 - 22 minutes.

For best results, let cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours.


Serving Size: 1 brookie (1/16th of recipe)
Calories: 197
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 318mg
Carbs: 37g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 3g

PointsPlus® value 5*

HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of granulated white sugar in place of the Splenda, each brookie will have 207 calories, 40g carbs, and 23g sugars (PointsPlus® value 6*).

Fight it! Brookies, Average
Brookies, Average

Book It, Brookies…

Can we just take a moment of appreciation for the Internet's contribution to the food world? Because of the Net (remember when people said Net?), we're aware of the wacky yet dreamy dessert known as the brookie, a.k.a. a brownie-cookie hybrid! But as you probably guessed, brookies are calorie catastrophes. How could they not be? We're talking butter-filled, sugar-laden cookie dough over oily, eggy brownie batter. But you know us... We headed straight to the HG test kitchen to come up with a guilt-free swap. A Yum Yum Brownie bottom + a new chocolate chip cookie concoction = HG deliciousness! Sink your teeth into these tasty treats... and if you're feeling generous, share 'em with your friends and family too.

Serving Size: 1 brookie
Calories: 425
Fat: 21g
Sodium: 322mg
Carbs: 55.5g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 35g
Protein: 4g

PointsPlus® value 12*

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Never forget that July belongs to blueberries... National July Belongs to Blueberries Month began today! This Red, White & Blueberry Trifle is the perfect way to celebrate.

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