Tis The Season Chickas, Holiday Baking! #SetYourHolidayStage

#Sponsored. I know I have been a little M.I.A and trust it was not intentional but you know when November and December roll around, you’re on autopilot especially those who have kids.

I am reflecting on the use of my time in 2018 and planning how I intend on concurring 2019! In the midst, the boys having holiday functions in school. I love to use this time…this time alone to really invest in the treats they bring to school.

I’m taking part in Stage virtual holiday party this year and sharing a holiday recipe to help celebrate and #SetYourHolidayStage. In no way am I Susie homemaker but there is something about the holidays that just pick up my spirit and I fight the urge to buy store bought treats. Past time for me and the boys is homemade cookies, for teachers, staff, and administration at their annual holiday party. The appreciation for all they do in educating my young princes to become the scholars they are today!

Side note, I also like to get a few cool points for late school drop-offs guilt-free with no judgment LOL. Of course, this recipe can be duplicated for class events and the big guy Santa for those babies who still anticipate his arrival on Christmas morning.

“Crisp edges, chewy middles.”


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons hot water

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup white macadamia nuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts.      3. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.

Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned




  1. Kisha
    December 12, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    There is nothing like the holidays that brings out the inner baker in all of us moms!! We know good and well if those cookies that come out a little too dark can easily be covered up with a little icing or a trip to the local bakery! Lol! They look tasty. Good job mom! Happy Holidays!

    • Ambra
      December 18, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      I agree! I have always put my career and my domestic things like baking and cooking more often on the back burner. I really enjoyed doing this for my little guy plus he had a hand in what he presented to his glass…you know gluten-free, organic, no GMO, zero sugar Girllllll I can’t LOL

  2. December 13, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!!

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