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Honey Ginger Crackles

Reprinted with permission from the Spice it Up! Giving Zest to Your Renal

Honey Ginger Crackles

Have these cookies for dessert or as an afternoon treat.


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • granulated sugar for coating


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F (conventional oven).
  2. Cream together wet ingredients in one bowl.
  3. Prepare dry ingredients by sifting flour with soda and spices in a second bowl.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into wet and mix thoroughly yet quickly.
  5. Drop in heaping tablespoons into granulated sugar, roll into balls and place on greased cookie sheet or on parchment paper, 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the middle of the oven, remove and cool on tray before transferring to rack.


Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 112 KCal
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fibre: 0.4 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Sodium: 90 mg
  • Phosphorus: 13 mg
  • Potassium: 18 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 30 cookies

Serving size: 1 cookie

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

1 starch

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup

4 thoughts on “Honey Ginger Crackles

  1. These look lovely, however over here in the UK I am unfamiliar with what the ingredient ‘shortening’ is, we obviously call it something else over here. Please could you explain what it is. Thank you

    1. Many people in the UK are confused by the term “Shortening” and don’t think it is available in the UK. In fact, in the UK shortening is available under brand names such as Cookeen, Trex, White Flora, etc.

  2. My husband gave a BIG THUMBS UP for these. He said they are VERY GOOD! I really love them as well. While baking, the aroma of the spices filled the house with pure deliciousness! My recipe made 32 balls of dough. I didn’t realize they’d flatten out so much. I put them all on a single (but large) cookie sheet, only to have them run into each other. Next time, I’ll bake in batches. I used butter instead of shortening, but that was the only modification. Thanks very much to the Kidney Community Kitchen!!!

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