Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Weelicious Lunches is a new favorite in my house!

As you well know, I am a big fan of the chocolate chip cookie…posting more than my fair share of CCC recipes here on my site.

But never have I posted a Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie… I mean until today.



But first let me start by saying this post is about cookies, of course it is, but it’s ALSO about the cookbook where I got the recipe: Weelicious Lunches.


Can I tell you how OBSESSED I am with this book?


Well, I pre-ordered in on Amazon…I had it in my virtual cart literally for months before it came out.


I was also lucky enough to receive an early copy in the mail from Catherine. So I kept one and I gave one to a friend.

Catherine McCord is the blogger behind Weelicious and she is completely fabulous, in the best way possible.

Anyhow, the concept of this book is coming up with lunch box ideas and recipes that are new different and delicious all while being wholesome and nutritious.


I easily get stuck in the PB&J rut when packing my kids lunches…so I couldn’t wait for this book for some inspiration!!

And it did.  Completely inspired.

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I have made SO SO many recipes out of this book, from her simple Homemade Nutella to her Zippy Minestrone Soup.

Beyond recipes, there are just some fun ideas on how to pack your kiddo a healthful lunch without breaking the bank or having to buy all the ingredients in the land!



I will say that I went out and bought my kids each a new lunchbox.  It helped amp up the excitement.

My little guy chose the Planetbox.


And my other kiddo chose the Laptop Lunch box.



Both are nice, but the Planetbox is far superior in my opinion.  It’s sturdy, easily washable and totally dishwasher safe.  Yes, it’s a bit of an investment, but this isn’t a lunchbox that you will have to replace anytime soon.

The Laptop Lunchbox is nice and my older kiddo liked the bag design better, but the lids to some of the boxes are hard to put on and take off.  A small complaint, but that’s just what I think. It’s also completely dishwasher safe.


Here are a few examples of how I’ve been packing my kids lunches lately…

PicMonkey CollageI’ve taken a few ideas from her book and then incorporated some things my kids love.  And yes, that means the occasional peanut butter cup 🙂

Using the recipes and tips from her book and then incorporating them into my own daily life is really what I want you to see…yes I do let them eat a pre-packaged applesauce.  I don’t make everything from scratch…you don’t have to…it’s all about thinking outside the box and that’s what I love about this book!!


And that’s where these cookies come into play…

A sweet treat to include in your kid’s lunches…

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.com

The whole wheat flour in these cookies isn’t detectable, but it leaves the cookies with a nice chewy consistency that my family loved!  I’ll be making these again for sure!!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies {Weelicious Giveaway}
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Whisk together both flours, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and both sugars together for 3 minutes.
  5. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  6. Gradually add in dry ingredients, mixing until combined.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips
  8. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto lined baking sheet, two inches apart and bake for 7-9 minutes until edges are golden.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
recipe from Weelicious Lunches


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31 Comments on "Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies"

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Sara L.

I just checked this book out from my library yesterday and have already decided that I need to own it!!


A whole tablespoon of vanilla? That seems like a lot. The cookies look delicious though!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Shelly these are AWESOME! Would have never guessed they were whole wheat! You take the best pics of cookies – they always look like you pulled them from the oven a minute prior (well you probably did!) 🙂

Great seeing you this weekend and hopefully your flight home was easy-breezy!

Coco in the Kitchen

These are LOADED w chocochips!
And making them w whole wheat makes me feel better about feeding it to the kids.
Thanks, Shelly!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

This is such a great giveaway and cookies Shelly! Thanks!!


Cookies look wonderful and I just bought myself a large bag of baking chips at Sam’s Club this morning so I’m all set to do some baking.
Looks like a great book.
Thank U 4 this opportunity

Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

Oh my – these cookies look so good! And the fact they havve whole wheat! Awesome! Do you think subbing the flour for oat flour would work?

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

Well I trust your Chocolate Chip Cookie taste buds because you seem to know them well! I’d like to give this one a try, and I’ve had my eye on that cookbook for a while now! I need some help in the lunch area!

Deb E

The more vanilla, the better I say. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve tried to win this awesome book. Maybe 11.12.13 entry day will be lucky for me! Thanks for the giveaway and featured recipe

Stephanie E

These cookies are delicious! However, mine spread quite a bit instead of being thicker like yours in the picture. I do quite a bit of baking and followed the recipe but am wondering if you have any pointers that could help me get cookies that look like yours instead of my flat ones.

Gloria // Simply Gloria

I can’t wait to get this cookbook! I always have my virtual cart full on Amazon, too. I can always trust your cookie recipes… and all of your recipes! So, off to put these cookies on my baking list for the week!

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent

Thanks for sharing this great book 🙂

Emily @ Life on Food

How cool are those lunch boxes. My brown bag seems super lame now.


Those look so chewy crispy delicious! Would never have guessed they’re whole wheat-infused!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

I always at least double the vanilla in a recipe..I love it. These cookies look absolutely delish..I so need to make them for my grandbabies. I also need to buy this book for my daughter..I’m thinking Christmas! 🙂

Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

I love chocolate chip cookies! I would have never thought to do a healthy take on them and use whole wheat flour. They look so delicious. I’ll have to give these a go for sure.


My MIL had this book sitting on her counter and I quickly grabbed it and couldn’t put it down. I was sad when she told me she had to return it to the library! It is such a great cookbook with lots of great info!

Your cookies look perfect and now I’m inspired to try ccc with whole wheat! Thanks!


Shelly, those cookies are ridiculous!! Must have. And what a great giveaway. 🙂


I also just found this by happenstance at my library. I flipped through the WHOLE thing and want to make it ALL! My toddler has already tried the cream cheese and jelly “sushi” rolls. Super simple recipes, with many of the staples I already keep in the house. Love it!

Allie | Baking a Moment

I love how crisp & brown the edges look, & they’re so thick & loaded with chips! I bet the whole wheat flour gives a nice texture & flavor too. Great giveaway- I could definitely use some inspiration in that department!


Can I use a hand-mixer? I don’t have a stand mixer. Please let me know, these look delicious!


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patti k

Would love this book just for livening up my own lunches…looks like some great ideas, in addition to these awesome cookies!

Maegan @ The BakerMama
Maegan @ The BakerMama

I can’t wait to bake these! They look so perfect and I love how they’re made with some whole wheat flour!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

You made whole wheat cookies and I missed it?! Whaaat. So happy I just came across these on Ahalogy while searching for whole wheat!

Your cookies look magical. And I want you to pack my lunches. My husband packs me 7 different types of candy bars and an apple. I do love my sweets but some cheese or something would be cool. 😉