Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  160
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  29 mg
  • Sodium  2 mg
  • Potassium  17 mg
  • Phosphorus  16 mg
  • Calcium  5 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Leprechaun's Favorite Butter Mint Cookies

Leprechaun's Favorite Butter Mint Cookies from DaVita renal dietitian Cheryl are a delightful combination of buttery mint flavor. These rich-tasting cookies are so satisfying that the 2 cookie serving size will be enough to make you happy.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe modified from “Taste of Home” magazine website and submitted by DaVita dietitian Cheryl from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 18     Serving size: 2 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1 tablespoon green-colored sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioner’s sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in peppermint extract. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  4. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place one-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with bottom of a drinking glass. 
  5. Sprinkle with green-colored sugar.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Change the colored sugar to match different holidays.
  • Store in a covered container.
  • Limit portion as these cookies are very rich in fat.

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