Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  108
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  17 g
  • Fat  4 g
  • Cholesterol  20 mg
  • Sodium  162 mg
  • Potassium  40 mg
  • Phosphorus  14 mg
  • Calcium  9 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Gingersnap Cookies

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by Michele wife of DaVita patient Charlie and submitted by DaVita dietitian Maria from North Carolina.

Portions: 24     Serving size: 2 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses


  1. Sift the flour, baking soda, cloves, ginger and cinnamon together.  
  2. Cream butter with a mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add sugar.  
  3. Blend in the egg and molasses.  
  4. Add the flour mixture a small amount at a time, until a dough forms. 
  5. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour or overnight. 
  6. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. 
  7. Form dough into balls (heaping teaspoon size) and place 2” apart on a greased cookie sheet, flattening each ball slightly.  
  8. Bake for 8 -10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.  Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Store in a covered container.
  • Gingersnap Cookies are a yummy kitchen gift during the holidays--or anytime!

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Gingersnap Cookies

porkyd says:


Can I use margarine instead of butter. Dietitian comment: Yes margarine will work as a replacement for the butter. Look for unsalted margarine.

Dec. 12, 2013, 9:25 AM - Inappropriate review?

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