Serving Size:
2 cookies

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


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Set the butter out to soften. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, allspice and salt in large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the pumpkin, egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.
  5. Using about a tablespoon form dough into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheets and press gently with a fork to flatten slightly.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown. If desired, after removing baking sheet from the oven, immediately press 3 to 4 white chocolate chips into the center of each cookie. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  7. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days. 

Helpful hints

  • Dark chocolate or semi-chocolate whips work well in this recipe.
  • Without the white chocolate chips carbohydrate content is 18 grams per serving.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 145

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 20 g

Fat 6 g

Cholesterol 21 mg

Sodium 75 mg

Potassium 49 mg

Phosphorus 29 mg

Calcium 20 mg

Fiber 0.6 g

Added Sugar 7 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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