Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  84
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  2 g
  • Cholesterol  7 mg
  • Sodium  107 mg
  • Potassium  10 mg
  • Phosphorus  50 mg
  • Calcium  23 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Lemon Cookies

Fay, a DaVita renal dietitian from Missouri, rises to the challenge of teaching her dialysis patients new and exciting recipes to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet. Fay shares her mouth-watering, easy-to-bake Lemon Cookies that will be a big hit with your family and friends.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Fay in Missouri and provided to her by her patient, David.

Portions: 32     Serving size: 2 cookies


    • 1 box lemon cake mix
    • 2 cups Cool Whip® frozen dessert topping
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Grease cookie sheets.
    3. In a large bowl combine cake mix, Cool Whip®, egg and vanilla.
    4. Drop one tablespoon of dough into bowl of powdered sugar and coat. (It is not necessary to make dough into balls.)
    5. Drop powdered sugar coated dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
    6. Bake for 10 minutes.
    7. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes before removing from the baking sheet.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch  

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Cookies may not appear fully cooked after 10 minutes, but they are. 
    • Make smaller cookies by using a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon.

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Lemon Cookies

tammy123 says:


I guess these would be alright without the powdered sugar for diabetics?

Nov. 16, 2011, 11:21 AM - Inappropriate review?

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prince5909 says:


Looking forward to this. But is the bought cake mix allowed on the renal diet? Moderator response: Yes the cake mix is ok. Look at the nutrient totals for these cookies and you will see the sodium, potassium and phosphorus counts are low.

Jun. 20, 2011, 5:39 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Patricia Zuck says:


Great cookie but I think that the dough should be chilled for a couple hours to make it easier to work with.

Apr. 18, 2011, 1:24 PM - Inappropriate review?

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teddi says:


Please go back to showing recipes for featured recipes when you click on them! I hate having to pull up the menu and search for what is featured! I love this section & try most of the recipes. I'm a big fan of jicama & really love those recipes!Are quinoa, spelt & millet acceptable grains? Moderator comment: Quinoa is very high in potassium and phosphorus. Millet and spelt are lower but are comparable to other whole grains as opposed to refined grains.

Apr. 09, 2011, 7:42 AM - Inappropriate review?

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jejque_ says:


Great recipe! Very easy to make, but dough can get quite stiff to work with - make sure you have a GOOD mixer.

Feb. 07, 2011, 9:01 AM - Inappropriate review?

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JPRD says:


Made for our patients. Easy-and they loved it!

Feb. 03, 2011, 8:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

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jgrimm1 says:


I made these for my patients and they loved them! Great easy recipe!

Aug. 05, 2010, 7:18 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Shannon Gandolfo says:


Myself and my patients loved these cookies! I can't get enough of them. Great recipe!

Jun. 04, 2009, 10:45 AM - Inappropriate review?

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grogg2 says:


Easy cookie recipe & my husband was very happy to have these during the holiday season. Kids liked them also. Definitely will make them again.

Feb. 03, 2009, 10:33 AM - Inappropriate review?

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