Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  162
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  32 mg
  • Sodium  74 mg
  • Potassium  33 mg
  • Phosphorus  31 mg
  • Calcium  38 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Use any flavor of jam. Try orange marmalade or peach jam for Halloween cookies or strawberry or raspberry for Christmas or Valentine's Day cookies.
  • An alternative way to make these cookies: Roll chilled dough thin 1/8". Cut cookies with a 2" fluted cookie cutter. Cut a small hole in the middle of half the cookies. Sandwich the cookies together and fill the hole with jam before baking. Makes 24 cookies, serving size is 1 cookie instead of 3 smaller cookies.
  • After sifting with powdered sugar,moisten your finger with water and dab the jelly portion tomake it glossy again.
  • Store extra cookies in a covered container or freeze for later.

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Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
Gordon4706 says:

I was told to avoid dairy or severely limit milk products. Cream cheese? Dietitian comment: Check with your healthcare team. Find out why you need to limit milk products. Cream cheese is low in potassium and phosphorus and acceptable for most kidney diets.

Jan. 21, 2018, 10:24 AM
Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
Sgmgirl says:

Has anyone made these with gluten-free flour?

Oct. 27, 2016, 8:22 PM
Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

I would try these with half all-purpose flour and half oat, rye, brown rice, millet, amaranth or whole wheat flour for more flavor and fiber and use an unsweetened fruit spread for the jam. Rye flour and cherry fruit spread would be very Russian while oat flour and apricot fruit spread would evoke a Scottish feeling.

May. 23, 2015, 5:01 PM
Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
347stkr says:

Great receipes! Thankyou!

Nov. 22, 2013, 8:57 AM
Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
rabbie7 says:

These biscuits are delish!! I never had two cups of all purpose flour in the cupboard, so i used 1 cup of rice flour and 1cup of all purpose flour and they tasted like a short bread. Very nice. t t

Aug. 31, 2013, 3:29 PM
Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
mrspeel says:

Since the other review found them a little lacking, I added 1/2 t. each vanilla and almond extracts. That gave the dough some flavor. It was warm in the kitchen so I had to chill the dough in order to roll it out. My boyfriend and I think they're tasty. And yes, make your thumbprint deep so the jam won't run out onto the pan.

Jun. 07, 2011, 2:03 PM
Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

I just made these for my unit as a Christmas present. There were none left to bring home. I personally thought the cookie may have been lacking a little something but these were easy to make, looked good and everyone loved them. One tip: make sure your "thumbprint" is pretty deep. If not, the jam may cook over the cookie onto your cookie sheet.

Dec. 24, 2010, 7:06 PM

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