Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  156
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  22 mg
  • Sodium  52 mg
  • Potassium  25 mg
  • Phosphorus  23 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Golden Cornmeal Cookies

Suitable for those on diabetes, dialysis and CKD non-dialysis diets, Golden Cornmeal Cookies, crunchy, old-fashioned cookies are low in cholesterol, sodium, potassium and phosphorus.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita patient, Chef Ronald, and submitted by DaVita dietitian Maryam from Minnesota.

Portions: 24     Serving size: 2 cookies


  • 1 cup finely ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup liquid low cholesterol egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Sift the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt together into mixing bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg substitute and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until well blended.
  6. Drop heaping teaspoons of the mixture onto the greased baking sheet in rows about 2" apart.
  7. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes until the cookies are golden brown at the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 fat
  • 1/2 high calorie 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use of liquid egg substitute instead of eggs helps lower phosphorus in this recipe. This is important in recipes that contain baking powder, a high phosphorus ingredient necessary for many bakery items.

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