Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Mary from Kansas.

Portions: 24

Serving size: 2 cookies


  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar (divided use)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. 
  2. Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl and mix well.
  3. Stir together remaining 1/4 cup sugar (or Splenda®) and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  4. Form 1” balls and roll in the sugar mixture.
  5. Place dough balls 2” apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until browned. 

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  185
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  9 g
  • Cholesterol  39 mg
  • Sodium  60 mg
  • Potassium  66 mg
  • Phosphorus  26 mg
  • Calcium  8 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Recipe analyzed with regular sugar. Use 3/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend instead of 1-1/2 cups sugar in step #2 to decrease calories to 160 and carbohydrate to 18 grams for 2 cookies. 

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6 Comments | Average User Rating:
4423bByY says:

veary easy to make tast yumyum

May. 20, 2013, 2:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

We made these and rolled them into balls as instructed and froze them on a baking sheet then transferred them to a freezer bag so we can prepare them a serving at a time...everyone enjoyed them fresh and hot from the oven.

Mar. 27, 2012, 3:22 PM - Inappropriate review?
mosgood says:

I made these for my patients on Valentine's Day and they all LOVED them! It was a nice treat to have instead of chocolate! I rolled mine thin and used a cookie cutter to shape them into hearts. This yielded 32 cookies instead of 24 and they baked just the same. Thanks for the recipe!

Feb. 28, 2012, 7:32 AM - Inappropriate review?
mokay says:

I make these cookies a lot for my mom and her friends on dialysis, also in the nursing home. But I leave out the cream of tartar and baking soda. They come out good and everyone loves them.

Feb. 23, 2012, 1:14 PM - Inappropriate review?

These are the best Ive ever made. Light and good tasting.

Feb. 17, 2012, 5:00 AM - Inappropriate review?
George1961 says:

These cookies are the bomb!!!!

Dec. 16, 2011, 9:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

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