Serving Size:
2 cookies

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1-1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup almonds, ground
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Beat egg whites to a stiff peak.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, white and brown sugar, almonds, lemon juice lemon zest and cinnamon; fold in the egg whites and mix until crumbly. Add water and mix.
  3. Form dough into a ball, cover, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a baking sheet.
  5. Divide chilled dough into 4 pieces. Dust hands with flour and roll out each piece into a 1″ thick rope (about 12″ long). Cut each rope into 2″ sections and roll until 1/2″ thick and about the size of a finger.
  6. Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
  7. Let cool then roll in powdered sugar to coat.

Helpful hints

  • Cookies will be hard and crunchy when cooled
  • Recommended portion for a diabetes diet is one cookie (16 g carbohydrate).

Nutrients per serving

Calories 190

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 38 g

Fat 3 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 12 mg

Potassium 87 mg

Phosphorus 45 mg

Calcium 24 mg

Fiber 1.1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 high calorie

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