Many of our members have been featured in news stories about their collections in their area papers or on TV. We wanted to share any we are aware of with all of you.

Barb Hogelin

Club member, Barb Hogelin, has been working with the Joplin Tourism Center to raise money for the City of Joplins 150th anniversary by selling specially made Iris Cookie Cutter.  The cutter inspired an event in Joplin.  The Joplin Celebrations Commission held a Paint Your Own Iris Cookie event at the Joplin Museum Complex (home of the National Cookie Cutter Museum) where Children of all ages were allowed to decorate Joplin Iris cookies.  The event was held the day before Mother’s Day, so the kids were encouraged to give their cookies to mothers as a gift.  Over a 100 cookies were available for kids to paint and a good time was had by everyone. If you are interested in purchasing the iris cookie cutter send $15 ($10 for cutter and $5 for shipping) to Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau, 602 S. Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801.  Make checks payable to the City of Joplin.

Kathy Valenti

Kathy Valenti, one of our newest members, is passionate about collecting and using cookie cutters and has used them to make fun and attractive themed meals for the important people in her life for 10 years. Even after a decade, she still finds new and unique uses for her cutters. She does occasionally use her cutters for gingerbread, but doesn't often use them for cookies.  Kathy often uses foods such as cheese, vegetables, fruit, sticky rice, tortillas, crackers, pizza, polenta, and mashed potatoes, cut with metal, plastic, imprint, and 3D cookie cutters. She prefers small cookie cutters since they better match the size of fruit and vegetables .She was inspired by the Japanese art of bento, which can be seen in her creations. She puts an American spin on the tradition, while also focusing on serving healthy food in a fun way.  You can read more about her creations at her blog, Treats3D Giraffe and Elephant Crackers made from the Nordic Ware 3-D Zoo Animal Cookie Cutter Set. Daisy cheese, roasted potato, bell pepper, and apple cut with small metal daisy cookie cutter. Hippo polenta,  honeydew melon, and carrot. Cardinal made from sticky rice mixed with salsa pressed into a metal cookie cutter. The face has cheese and ground black sesame seed details. Cupid Cheese art made with Hallmark Painted Cupid Valentine Cookie Cutter.


Arlene Lipman

Denver collector, Arlene Lipman and her collection, was featured in the December 21, 2016 edition of the Colorado Springs Gazette. You can read the full article here:


Jan Johnson with her Nativity cutters Jan Johnson

Club member, Jan Johnson, who also collects Nativity scenes, was featured in the Morrow County, Ohio, Sentinel with her collection at Pine Church. Each December Jan and other Nativity collectors in Ohio show their collections to all who visit their display at the church. This year they succeeded in setting a new record for the Guinness Book of World Records.

Kay Johnson

The Sept. 16, 2014 edition of the Joplin Globe features a nice article by Mike Pound, who interviewed the National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum Curator, Kay Johnson, about the museum, its history and collections. You can read the article here:

Rosemary ClaphamRosemary Clapham

The July 2, 2014 issue of the Austin American-Statesman and online included a collage of 15 photos of Texas collector and club member, Rosemary Clapham, with some of her collection.

Lynn Maguire Lynn Maguire

Pittsburgh collector and past president of CCCC, Lynn Maguire, was featured on June 18, 2014 in the Pittsburgh Tribune and in a Trib Live online article about the June convention in Pittsburgh.

Al & Joyce Moorhouse

For the Christmas 2012 season, the Christian Broadcasting Co. released a great video starring club members Al Moorhouse, a cookie cutter maker, and his wife Joyce, a cookie cutter collector. Both are members of the club.

Arlene LipmanArlene Lipman

In October, 2011, Denver collector, Arlene Lipman, was featured in an article by Marti Jatoun in AmericanProfile. The story mentions her collection and how it started and why she continues to collect.

Moorhouse & Betz Joyce Moorhouse & Susan Betz

The San Francisco Chronicle's featured a story in July, 2010 on the San Francisco, California, 210 CCCC convention and interviewed Joyce Moorhouse of Minnesota and Susan Betz and Janet Manousos of California about their collections.