Kidney-Friendly Cookies for the Holidays

Nov 28, 2020

Kidney-Friendly Cookie Recipes

There’s something special about baking during the holidays. Give these recipes a try for cookies that are tasty and healthier for everyone at your holiday table.

No Sugar Added Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of margarine or butter
  • 4 teaspoons of a liquid sugar substitute of your choice
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 375° F and grease your baking sheet.
  • Take your dry ingredients and sift them together in a mixing bowl.
  • Cream your margarine or butter with your sugar substitute, vanilla extract, and egg—making sure that they are well-blended.
  • Combine your wet and dry ingredients and beat well.
  • Stir in your chocolate chips.
  • Drop teaspoon-sized dollops of cookie dough onto your baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.

Oatmeal Cookies


  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of crunchy granola
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 ⅓ teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of raisins


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whip your butter using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until creamy.
  • Slowly add in the brown sugar, continuing to whip until the sugar is well-incorporated.
  • Add the eggs one at a time into the mixture.
  • Add in your flour, baking soda, and cinnamon, mixing with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in your granola, oats, and raisins, continuing to mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Drop ½ teaspoon-sized dollops of cookie dough onto your lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.

Pineapple Bar Cookies


  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour, sifted
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 20 ounces of crushed pineapple in 100% pineapple juice
  • 10 packets of stevia


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F and grease and 8 x 8-inch pan.
  • Mix flour, powdered sugar, and butter into a dough.
  • Press the dough into your 8 x 8-inch pan.
  • Bake the dough for 20 minutes.
  • While the dough is baking, mix together your pineapple, stevia, and eggs.
  • Pour this mixture over the dough and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Let it cool and cut into 1 x 1-inch squares.

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