Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  136
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  14 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  120 mg
  • Potassium  25 mg
  • Phosphorus  53 mg
  • Calcium  18 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Sugarless Heart Cookies

You're going to fall in love with the kidney-friendly recipe for Sugarless Heart Cookies.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian MaryJo from Minnesota.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 2 cookies


    • 3/4 cup margarine, softened
    • 1 small box sugar-free mixed fruit gelatin
    • 1/4 cup liquid low cholesterol egg substitute
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose white flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


    1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
    2. In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and gelatin together.
    3. Beat in egg substitute and vanilla.
    4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Add to margarine mixture and mix well.
    5. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour to chill well.
    6. On a lightly floured board, roll dough out to 1/4” thickness.
    7. Cut with a 2” heart-shaped cookie cutter and place on ungreased baking sheets. Makes 24 cookies.
    8. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and cookies are set.
    9. Cool on a wire rack.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • For most liquid egg substitutes 1/4 cup is equivalent to 1 egg. Check carton to be sure.
  • Optional (for non-diabetics): Frost cookies with frosting of choice. 

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Sugarless Heart Cookies

larichard says:


These were made for a patient lobby day near Valentine's Day. The texture was off and they had a definite aftertaste from the sugarfree jello. Also, I think that the size of a sugarfree jello is 0.5 oz. The regular jello is the 3 oz. size.

Feb. 08, 2012, 7:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

Sugarless Heart Cookies



The frosting makes the cookies even more delicious! (Sprinkles optional)

May. 14, 2008, 1:53 PM - Inappropriate review?

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