Spooktacular Thumbprint Cookies

Your little ghosts and goblins will forget all about their Halloween candy with these fun and festive Spooktacular Thumbprint Cookies. The perfect addition to your Halloween, these thumbprint cookies are not only delicious and all age approved, but they’re also easy to make and look ghoulish enough to eat! Now, let’s get cooking!

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Spooktacular Thumbprint Cookies

Spooktacular Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients

Appropriate for: CKD, Non-dialysis, Diabetes, Dialysis, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Heart Healthy, Low Phosphorus, Low Potassium, Low Protein, Low Sodium

Serves Three

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 TBSP powdered sugar

How to Prepare Spooktacular Thumbprint Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350º F
  • Let butter and cream cheese soften
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy
  • Add dry ingredients to cream cheese mixture and blend well
  • Form dough into a ball, wrap and chill for 2 hours
  • Roll dough to 1/4” thickness on lightly floured surface
  • Cut with 1.5″ fluted or round cutter
  • Place 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheet
  • Press center of each cookie slightly with your thumb and fill center with 1/4 teaspoon jam (any flavor but should be red)
  • Bake for 10–12 minutes
  • Remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire rack to cool
  • If desired, sift powdered sugar over top of thumbprint cookie

Spooktacular Thumbprint Cookies Nutrition Facts

(makes 24 thumbprint cookies/3 cookies per serving)

Calories 162
Carbohydrates 15 g
Protein 2 g
Dietary Fiber .3 g
Total Fat 11 g
Sodium 74 mg
Potassium 33 mg
Phosphorus 31 mg

We love sharing our kidney-healthy recipes with you like these spooktacular thumbprint cookies! We try to share a new recipe every week. So, if you’re craving a favorite food, but it’s not on your kidney diet, please let us know. We’ll look into it and try to add a kidney-friendly version to our list of upcoming recipe blogs. For more kidney-healthy recipes, visit our blog.

Source: https://www.davita.com/diet-nutrition/recipes/desserts/cream-cheese-thumbprint-cookies

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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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Kidney-Friendly Recipes from The Kidney Experts

One of the goals we have at The Kidney Experts is to make sure you have the resources you need to help you on your kidney health journey. Questions we are asked all the time include, “What can I eat with kidney disease,” “What foods should I avoid with kidney disease,” and “Where can I find good kidney disease diet recipes?” These are excellent questions. Challenge accepted!

Truth time! Chefs, we are not… so we consistently scour websites known for their kidney-healthy recipes. Our focus is to find kidney-friendly recipes that are healthy, easy to make, satisfying, and that have that mouthwatering taste factor. Each week, we post a new recipe that we can share with you.

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