This recipe is a oldie because it’s one I posted in my notes section of my Facebook when my website was being a b*tch. But if you don’t have Facebook, which I think is dumb, or don’t check Facebook like me because Facebook is annoying, then you didn’t see this gem of a recipe. Cookies that are nut free, with gigantic chocolate chunks, mixed with vanilla beans is always a good choice. Try this recipe. It can be your Xmas cookie recipe to share with your friends that bad mouth paleo. Show them what’s up.

The holidays are weird when it comes to commercials. Mostly because the perfume and cologne commercials get even more ridiculous than they already are. What in the hell is up with those commercials? They make absolutely no sense, they have no purpose and no theme, and just incredibly good looking people. Just because the person is good looking doesn’t mean they smell good. Believe me, I coach people for a living…I know this.

So I pretty much got all my Christmas shopping done the other day. The mall is much more bearable when you get there right when the doors are opening. An hour in, it’s hell. But I ended up only buying a few things for myself. THEY WERE ON SALE, OK!! I couldn’t help it. The New Year is sneaking up quickly and I’m trying to be sexier by then. It’s not really working. My hair is super long though, so if I wanted to try to send in Maxim magazine style shots with just my hair covering my nipples, I totally could. Too far? My bad.

Anywho, have you heard the news?!!? That my first cookbook, ‘OMG. That’s Paleo?‘ is now ready to preorder?! It’s the truth!! I’m so excited! The book is filled with some of my life stories, some great advice because I’m full of it, and far too many pictures of myself. Kind of similar to my blog.

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Oldie but a Goodie: Giant Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies (nut-free)

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  • Yield: 7 1x




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out a dollop of cookie mix and pour onto baking sheet. Space out so cookies do not form together when they bake (like mine did).
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, be careful not to overcook these.
  6. Let cool. Then eat up!
  7. My mix made 7 large cookies, but you could make them smaller!

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  1. Danielle says:

    I just made a batch of these using sesame tahini in place of the sunbutter. The texture of the batter was good – could form balls like with “regular” cookie dough – BUT it was very oily and sticky, and messy to work with. Seven large cookies did well on an industrial aluminum pan for 16 min, but the second batch I did on a standard non-stick cookie sheet (both lined with parchment paper) and the batch on that pan had charred bottoms at 16 min. Other than that, they came out really well! Anyone who likes sesame halva should enjoy the tahini substitution!

  2. Danielle says:

    Update: I tried this recipe using 1.) Sesame tahini; 2.) Sunflower seed butter; 3.) Almond butter (“Barney Butter” – the super-smooth kind with the skins removed). Making with tahini yields a soft, chewy cookie that holds together well & isn’t crumbly (see my previous review above). Sunflower seed butter gives a crunchier texture, kind of like a Chips Ahoy, & still holds together well. The almond butter batch taste and act very much like peanut butter cookies, but more crumbly than the other two. So, that’s the score. They’re all three pretty damn delicious, I gotta say. Oh, and I skipped the vanilla beans and substituted coconut nectar for honey and carob chips for chocolate chips with no problems. Thanks Juli for your amazing recipes!!

    1. juli says:

      thanks for sharing all your experiments danielle! i know that’s super helpful for people!!

  3. Leah says:

    After following your blog and Instagram account initially because of your frenchie (I have one too, they’re the best dogs!), I have now completed a few rounds of Whole 30 and have decided to try a mostly paleo diet. I purchased your new cookbook last month, and just started making your recipes. This was the first one I tried and it was delicious! Somehow my cookies look more like muffin tops and are more cakey than a cookie should be, but they are still amazing and I will continue to make them! The only thing I changed from the original recipe was using maple syrup in place of the honey. My first attempt at a paleo treat was not a complete disaster! Thanks for sharing the recipe, your humor, workouts, outfits, and pictures of your pup!

  4. Leah says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies! The first time I made them they turned out more like a muffin top than a cookie (I clearly screwed something up!), but the flavor was amazing! And the second time I made them (with cashew butter), they were perfect!
    And I’ll likely make them again this week!

    I thought freezing them would help me with portion control, but no…in my defense, I deserved an extra serving after a crazy workout. At least that’s what I’m going to tell myself!

  5. Marina says:

    So easy but so goooood! Thanks!