C-22 2023 Holiday Cookie Book

Our recipe for success at C-22 is simple:
1 C Communication
1 C Strategy
½ C Research
2 C Creativity
1 Pinch revisions (add more to taste)

Oh, you wanted COOKIE recipes? We’ve got a few. Below are some of our favorite cookie recipes, from our team to you.

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Amy Corcoran (Account Manager): Thumbprint Cookies


  • 1 ½ unsalted butter, softened
  • 1c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 ½c flour
  • Jam: seedless strawberry, raspberry, or any flavor you prefer


  • 1c powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Mix salt and flour together.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture until dough is crumbly but holds together when pinched.
  5. Take a walnut-sized piece of dough and gently knead 3-4 times. Roll into a ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press a well into the center of each ball and fill with 1 tsp jam.
  6. Bake for 10-15 min. Set aside to cool.
  7. Whisk together icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

Becky Franzel (Copywriter): Hot Chocolate Cookies


  • 1c butter, softened
  • 1c sugar
  • 2/3c brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/4c flour
  • 4 pkg or 3/4c hot cocoa mix (not sugar-free, won’t work)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1c chocolate chips
  • 1c Mallow Bits, or any dehydrated marshmallow


  1. Beat butter and both sugars together in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Add sugars vanilla. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Gradually beat into butter mixture until blended.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and Mallow Bits. Cover and chill for 1hr.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F. Drop heaping tbsp of dough 2in apart onto greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake 9-11 min, or until edges are cooked. Cool on baking sheet for 5min, then place on wire racks to cool.

Don Schauf (Founder & Agency Partner): Christmas Peanut Butter Balls (GF)


  • 2c peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
  • ½c unsalted butter (1 stick, softened)
  • 3-4c powdered sugar, to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2c Rice Krispies or equivalent
  • 16 oz chocolate candy coating


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine peanut butter and butter together in a large mixing bowl; mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add in powdered sugar, half a cup at a time, until mixture is nice and smooth and you can easily form balls.
  5. Stir in Rice Krispies; use your hands if necessary to thoroughly incorporate into peanut butter mixture.
  6. Shape into 1in balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Melt in chocolate coating, following melting instructions on package.
  8. Dip the peanut butter balls into chocolate using toothpick.
  9. Transfer to the parchment paper.
  10. Wait until the chocolate is firm.

Emily Curley (Graphic Designer): Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)


  • 1½c light brown sugar
  • 3/4c vegan butter (melted and cooled)
  • ½c pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½c flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (none on hand? Combine 1 tsp ground cinnamon, ½tsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1c vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add sugar, butter, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract to large mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Add flour, spices, and baking soda to mixing bowl. Use wooden spoon to mix until just before it’s combined (should be slightly sticky).
  4. Add chocolate chips and fold through.
  5. Roll dough into balls, about 2tsp or heaping cookie scoop.
  6. Arrange on baking sheet with about 2in between each.
  7. Bake for 13-15m1n or until edges are cooked and golden brown.
  8. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 15min, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Morgan Edwards (Senior Graphic Designer): Grandma’s Sugar Cookies


  • 1½ powdered sugar
  • 1c butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2½c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp baking powder


  1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and almond together.
  2. Add egg and mix.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder).
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hr.
  5. Bake 7-8 min at 375F.

Nikki Wagner (President & Agency Partner): Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Rolls (GF)


  • 1pkg mini marshmallows (10.5oz., 297g, or about 6 2/3c )
  • 1/4c butter
  • 1/4c peanut butter
  • 5 ½c Rice Krispies
  • 1 1/3c chocolate chips
  • 3/4c peanut butter chips


  1. Line cookie sheet with wax paper. Generously spray with non-stick. Spray and set aside.
  2. Mix mini marshmallows, butter, and peanut butter in large bowl. Microwave for 2 min.
  3. Stir microwaved, melted ingredients, then add Rice Krispies.
  4. Mix well, then spread mixture on greased wax paper. Coat hands with non-stick spray and flatten out Rice Krispie mix until it’s even and compressed. Set aside.
  5. Mix chocolate chips and peanut butter chips (if you don’t have PB chips, use more chocolate or butterscotch. No white chocolate). *Be careful, don’t overcook. Sugar burns easily!
  6. Spread melted peanut butter and chocolate onto Rice Krispie mixture.
  7. Roll the Rice Krispie mixture into one log horizontally. Lift wax paper at one end to assist.
  8. Refrigerate for approx. 30 minutes.
  9. Slice and serve.

Shannon Clancy (Copywriter): Ranger Cookies


  • 1c flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened (20 seconds in microwave)
  • 1c granulated sugar
  • 1c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1c quick-cooking oats
  • 1c Rice Krispies
  • ½c chocolate chips (heaping)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in bowl until well blended (about 2 min).
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture and butter mixture until just blended.
  6. Stir in rolled oats, Rice Krispies, and chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop with rounded teaspoon. Drop on lightly greased baking sheets.
  8. Bake until cookies are golden brown, approx. 10 min.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
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