Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  129
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  91 mg
  • Potassium  38 mg
  • Phosphorus  12 mg
  • Calcium  7 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Old Fashioned Short Bread Cookies

Who knew three simple ingredients — margarine, brown sugar and cake flour — could create such a tasty treat? Try this kidney-friendly recipe for Old Fashioned Short Bread Cookies and see for yourself.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe from "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook" by Sara Colman RD, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN and submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara from California.

Portions: 24     Serving size: 3 cookies


    • 1 cup margarine, softened
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2-1/4 cups cake flour


    1. Cream margarine and beat in sugar until soft and fluffy.
    2. Add flour and mix. Knead dough to incorporate the flour. Form into a ball.
    3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
    4. Roll dough out about 1/4” thick on a lightly floured board.
    5. Cut with cookie cutters, or with a knife into diamond shapes. Bake cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet at 325° F for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Decorate cookies with cinnamon, colored sugar or icing for a holiday touch.

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Old Fashioned Short Bread Cookies

emmak says:


Will try them in a few days & let u know. Sounds Great!!!!

Dec. 25, 2013, 1:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

Old Fashioned Short Bread Cookies

jojo4765 says:


Good..easy to make

Jan. 04, 2013, 4:54 PM - Inappropriate review?

Old Fashioned Short Bread Cookies

jojo4765 says:


Good...easy to make

Jan. 04, 2013, 4:52 PM - Inappropriate review?

Old Fashioned Short Bread Cookies



Easy to make ~ a nice dessert.

May. 14, 2008, 1:52 PM - Inappropriate review?

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