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Kidney-Friendly Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

If you're baking for someone on dialysis, check out our cookbook, "Everyday Eating" for great recipes that keep kidneys in mind like these cream cheese sugar cookies.

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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar

1 cup margarine or butter, softened

3 oz cream cheese, softened

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. almond extract

½ tsp. vanilla

1 egg yolk (reserve white)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1. In large bowl, combine sugar, margarine, cream cheese, salt, almond extract, vanilla, and egg yolk; blend well.

2. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour until well blended.

3. Chill dough 1 - 2 hours.

4. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.

5. Shape dough into ½ inch balls and flatten as thin as possible between lightly floured hands. To give a corrugated effect, score in parallel lines with a fork dipped in flour OR on lightly floured surface, roll out dough, one-third at a time, to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters.

6. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

7. Leave cookie plain or if desired, brush with a slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with colored sugar.

8. Bake at 375°F for 7 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.

9. Cool completely. Frost and decorate plain cookies, if desired.

Makes: 60 cookies (serving is 1 cookie)

Per serving: Calories 60, Protein 1 g, Sodium 50 mg,

Potassium 5 mg, Phosphorus 7 mg

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