Old Fashioned Short Bread Cookies

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.

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

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.

Write a Comment

Already have a myDaVita.com account? Sign in to review. If not, register now.

Tell us what you think.

All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see frequently asked questions.

What's everyone saying?

5 Comments | Average User Rating:
Old Fashioned Short Bread Cookies
suepers says:

Could you use all-purpose flour for these? Dietitian comment: Yes, all-purpose flour works fine for these[INVALID]s.

Nov. 26, 2014, 9:37 AM - Inappropriate review?
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?

Have No Fear, Diet Helper is Here

Get kidney-friendly meal plans with DaVita Diet Helper.

Start Today

Recipe Alerts-Sign Up

Receive a monthly newsletter with our newest kidney-friendly recipes.

Sign Up Today