Not My Momma's Cooking

Madison Humelsine, Brandon Johnston & Tyler Smith

High Cholesterol: What It Means

High Cholesterol means that the fat in your blood called cholesterol is built up. We get cholesterol from not just the foods we eat, but our bodies also make enough for us that is necessary.

Original Recipe

  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cups real unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (11.5 oz.) bag of Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips, or other quality chocolate chips

Modified Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

What Ingredients Were Changed

Overall, a lot was changed going to a zero cholesterol recipe from a "high test" recipe. Within in Original Recipe, we see:
  • Baking Soda
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Eggs

In comparison to the Modified Recipe, where none of those are included.

In the Modified Recipe, we see:

  • whole wheat flour
  • canola oil
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • egg WHITES

Why They Were Changed

According to WebMD, one with high cholesterol should "Limit saturated fats and oils, such as butter, bacon drippings, lard, palm oil, and coconut oil. Instead, use soft tub margarine or vegetable oils, such as olive or canola oil" (WWW). In addition to the limit of fats and oils, eggs should be consumed in moderation, however in our modified recipe, there was zero cholesterol so no eggs we added.

Works Cited

The Master Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe {I finally found it} - Happy Money Saver. (2015, June 29). Retrieved October 10, 2015.

No Cholesterol Chocolate Chip Recipe. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2015.

Foods to Avoid for High Cholesterol. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2015.

High Cholesterol: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2015.