Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  183
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  27 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  30 mg
  • Sodium  84 mg
  • Potassium  35 mg
  • Phosphorus  42 mg
  • Calcium  31 mg
  • Fiber  0.2 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

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

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Whole milk ricotta cheese has less phosphorus and potassium than part-skim ricotta cheese.
  • Replace the vanilla extract with almond extract, if desired.
  • For Christmas, use red and green sugar sprinkles to decorate the cookies while the icing is still wet. 

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Ricotta Cheese Cookies
janetbea says:

If the recipes are for folks with diabetes, why isn't the sugar content included in the recipes? Dietitian comment: When we started the recipes the main focus was on total carbohydrates so we did not include added sugars.

Oct. 29, 2017, 10:41 AM

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