These Sprinkled Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bites are perfect for a cookie swap or to put out on a holiday table. You’d never guess they’re Weight Watchers cookies! This lightened up fudge cookie recipe is a nice break from all the indulgences, while still being delicious. 

plate full of chocolate fudge cookie bites covered in christmas sprinkles

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Serve these fudge cookie bites on a holiday cookie spread alongside Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (not typical, but a nice change), Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies, and French Sables Korova.


I used to receive the Weight Watchers magazine and tried quite a few of the recipes. I know the point system has changed many times over the years, but this is still a Weight Watchers cookie recipe.

You wouldn’t know by tasting them, but they are a lightened up cookie that uses applesauce along with a little butter.

They are bite size, which helps with the calorie count.

Adding sprinkles to them ups that calorie count, but it makes them so festive.

plate of christmas cookies


  • Sugar
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Butter
  • Applesauce
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Sprinkles

Unrelated, I posted a meme on Facebook the other day about whether, when asked, you refer to your kids’ age in months or years and got quite a few responses (see it here), some snarkier than I cared for.

Let me be clear, I would never refer to a two year old as 24 months. That’s weird. And annoying. I was asking more about my 20 month old who’s over 1.5 but not quite 2. There’s a big difference between a 15 month old and a 20 month old.

I get that most people are just asking to be asking, they probably don’t actually care, but after tracking a pregnancy for 40 weeks, week-by-week, then switching to months for an infant, it’s hard to switch over to years.

For the record, I generally say “she’ll be 2 in March” or something to that effect.

Also for the record, sometimes I ask annoying things on FB just to bring people out of the woodwork & interact with me #missionaccomplished

overhead shot of fudge cookie bites with christmas sprinkles


  • Baking Sheets – I like baking sheets that have a lip…so nothing slides off.
  • Mixing Bowls – These are my favorite mixing bowls. They have grippy bottoms and are really pretty.
  • Sprinkles! – Christmas sprinkles, or any other color you like.
  • Wire Cooling Rack – To properly cool your cookies.

sprinkled chocolate fudge cookie bites on plates


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plate full of chocolate fudge cookie bites covered in christmas sprinkles
4.85 from 13 votes

Sprinkled Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bites

Servings: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
These Sprinkled Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bites are perfect for a cookie swap or to put out on a holiday table. A Weight Watchers cookie recipe that doesn't taste lightened up!



  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the sugar, cocoa powder, and softened butter. Use a hand mixer to beat until combined.
    3/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 Tablespoons butter
  • Add in the applesauce and vanilla and continue beating until blended.
    4 oz unsweetened applesauce, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a small bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    1 3/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pour the flour mixture into the beaten mixture and carefully stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until fully combined.
  • Pour your sprinkles into a shallow bowl.
    your favorite sprinkles
  • Use your hands to shape the dough into approximately 40 small balls (marble size) and roll in sprinkles to fully coat. Once coated, line on the prepared baking sheets, approximately 1" apart.
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool for a minute on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe from Weight Watchers magazine


Serving: 1g | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Originally published December 8, 2015


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  1. 5 stars
    These are tasty little bites! If I make 40 how many WW points each are they? I am on the blue track.
    Thanks for posting!