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NOTE: This CCCC website (the "old" site)  is physically at the location,, but as of August 2014, Frank (of FrankenCutters) is no longer the official CCCC webmaster.  The club owns and uses the domain name and that address is now pointing to the new webspace owned by the CCCC.  The new webmaster is Rosemary Henry, and she is creating the "new" CCCC website at the address below:
Please use the address:  and bookmark it.

I'll keep these pages here for now, for their historic value and all the photos, but won't update them. It's been fun being the webmaster for so many years.  See ya!  -Frank

CONVENTION 2014!!      Convention 2014 Logo

THEME: Camp Gingerburgh
DATES: June 26th, 27th and 28th, 2014
PLACE: Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh- Green Tree, Pittsburgh, Pennasylvania
ROOM RATE: ($109 per night plus taxes)
REGISTRATION: Member, or guest from same household:  $140 per person
                               Non-member guest:  $165 per person 
These prices include 2 lunches and one breakfast, and goodie bags, session materials and cutters.
REGISTRATION FORM: Click here to open a convention registration form (or right click to download the form as .pdf)
THINGS TO BRING:  Click here for a list (from the latest "Crumbs"

Lori & I (current webmaster) had a GREAT time at convention 2014.  It was great to see all our cookie cutter friends!  Hotel was very nice, food was great (especially the excellent banquet!).  Lots of very interesting presentations.  Lot of very nice raffle items (over 100 of them).

After the welcome and introductions, the first presenter was introduced as "someone who won't talk much".... ok, then we see it's... Punxatawney Phil, in person! We all learned a lot about so many things... prairie dogs, fishing, baking pans, how to make cookie cutters (everyone got to make their own), glutin-free baking, how to do origami (we made our own), a few "scramble" sessions, and of course, show & tell.  And at the banquet, we were expecting a well known local weatherman, thought we'd hear interesting weather stores, but no.... he was a ventriloquist with three (3) dummies.  He was great, and VERY funny.  After that, the raffle, and the next day, the drive home to rest up.  Great Convention!
-comments and photos by Frank Longmore  (I'm sure I've left out a lot of stuff, sorry...)

convention chocolate  convention room  raffle items  presenting banners  Phil!   vendors  making cutters  vendors  balanced diet  fishing tips  origami  origami  scramble  new officers  ventriloquits


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Click HERE to see page 3 of the latest "CRUMBS" with 2012 convention info

And click HERE to see a few low resolution photos I took at the 2012 convention

THEME: Garden Tea Party
DATES: June 28th, 29th and 30th, 2012
PLACE: Drawbridge Hotel, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky (metro Cincinnati, Ohio)
REGISTRATION: $115 per person; Banquet $25.00 per person (Saturday evening)
includes 2 lunches and a Tea - breakfast is included in the cost of the room
Thursday - Tea Party (President, Edith Klingler is thinking, "dress up and wear your prettiest hat" [optional])
  Friday - Garden Party (pretty hats again - optional)
  Saturday - Banquet and raffle

For photos and videos of the 2012 or 2014 convention, see . There will be lots of photos and video available! Arlene is taking photos as I type this...

How the Convention Location is Determined:
The national CCCC conventions are held every two years at a location determined by the regional group of the current club President.  There is NO site selection committee. Note that the webmaster (email address at bottom of page), has nothing  to do with site selection.

Links to Other CCCC Pages, Past Conventions and more:
Arlene & David Lipman, as official photographers, take untold amounts of photographs and video at the CCCC conventions. They go everywhere and photograph everything! To see thumbnails of all their photos and to purchase prints, video, or CD's, you can go to the following link:

How To Join CCCC:
Annual Membership in CCCC is just $25.00 (one person).

You will receive the official quarterly newsletter Cookie Crumbs and a collectable signed, dated cookie cutter. To join, send a check or money order to: CCCC, P.O. Box 22518, Lexington, Kentucky 40522. You may join anytime during the year, but our year runs Jan. 1st through Dec. 31st and you will receive all the newsletters and cutter for the year that you join in.

Click here to open a CCCC Membership Form. (there are two copies, keep one and mail one with your check).
If you are unable to print this, you may have to right-click, select "download", then open the file and print.

Officers, 2012  TO BE UPDATED SOON...

Officers are elected at our bi-annual Convention. The new president unveils the theme for the next convention and the next two year's membership cutters are based on that.       Club officers (effective June, 2012) are:

President: Lynn Block Maguire of Carnegie, PA
Past President: Edith Klingler of New Bremen, OH
President Elect: Arlene Lipman of Denver, CO
Vice President: Chris Birdsell of Stanberry MO
Secretary-Treasurer  Suzanne Tucker of Lexington, KY
Newsletter Editor: Kate Schneider, of Pittsburgh, PA
Membership List: Vicki Gensini of McNabb, IL
(please send all address corrections to Vicki)
National CC Museum: Lee Stephenson of Williamston, MI
National CC Museum: Kay Johnson, Curator, of Monet, MO
Caring & Sharing/Sunshine: Darlene Farrell of Pittsburgh, PA
Club Historian: Nancy Schueler of Williamsville, NY
For Previous Contact info, see "Crumbs" page 2 at this link: Crumbs-page 2

Some CCCC History
"CCCC" as we are known among the membership, was founded in 1972 in Washington, D.C. by Phyllis Wetherill. She is survived by two other founding members: Jill Tucker of Canada, and Evelyn King of Florida. Lee Carey of Colorado was also a founding member. From that original group over 25 years ago, we have grown to approximately 650 members internationally.

Cookie Crumbs:   Coming soon, Crumbs on line (members only)

Members are encouraged to send in any cookie-related information they find in catalogs, magazines, newspapers, on the internet, etc... to the newsletter editors, Mary Jo Cunningham and Dee Jordening. Members also send information about themselves like winning baking contests or being featured in articles. Sorry, but "Crumbs" can't accept for-sale listings from non-members.

 To submit information, you can mail (or email) it to:
  Kate Schneider, of Pittsburgh, PA, Cookie Crumbs Editor
  For previous contact info see "Crumbs" page 2:  Crumbs-page 2

From the President
Membership Info
Cookie Crumbs Information
Sunshine Report
Info for upcoming convention
Cookie Cutter Museum News
Regional Meetings and News
Fun Finds and New Products
Cookie Cutter History/ Displays
etc... etc...etc...etc...etc...

Other Members Newsletters
Cookie Crumbs is the official Club newsletter, but there are several newsletters put out by other members on their own. Members may submit information to these newsletters also, but much of the information is gleaned by the member who is the publisher.

Rocky Mountain Cutups Newsletter  is the newsletter of the Rocky Mountain Cutups.  It is edited by member Arlene Lipman.  This newsletter is published after each meeting, twice yearly.  To subscribe, or to send news and ideas, contact Arlene Lipman, Editor, 2143 S. Acoma St., Denver CO 80223.  Email: or
And the RCMU now has a blog at the following address:

Big Rivers Newsletter:   BIG RIVERS CUTOUTS newsletter is in its 20th year of publishing by Joyce Moorhouse, 2763 310th Street, Cannon Falls, MN 55009.  Subscription cost is $20 per year and starts with the January issue.  The newsletter is 12 pages printed in color on shiny paper ( you will enjoy the new look!)  This is a non-profit newsletter for the enjoyment of collectors.

Regional Groups (click here for club contact info)
Although CCCC is the official Club for collectors, there are several regional groups within the Club. It is so hard to wait for two years to attend Convention and get together with old friends, that many members have formed groups or work individually to host meetings. There are usually three or four held every spring and autumn in different parts of the country. Information regarding the meetings is posted in Cookie Crumbs. Usually there is a small fee to attend which covers lunch, speakers, and many times a cutter made exclusively for that meeting. Click on the "Regional Groups" link above to see the various banners and contact information. Some photos from recent Regional Meetings can be seen at the following links:

Heart of America Region. 
The Fall meeting will be September 26 and 27, 2014, with the theme Fest of the Hunters Moon. The hotel is the Travelers Budget Inn, 4200 10th St. Great Bend, Kansas 620-793-5448. Hosts are Ron and Mary Jo Cunningham, Box 455, Ellinwood, Ks 67526. Phone-620-564-2242. Deadline for rooms and registration for attendance September 1, 2014.
Name change: The Florida group is now the Florida Sunshine Cookie Cutter Collectors

The regional meetings are another way to increase your cookie cutter collection. As at Convention, meetings always include a "Scramble", and finding the cutter you've been looking for could lead to your own "scramble dance"! To scramble you bring your extra cutters with the price on them and put them in a small container with a money jar. When the meeting is over you put out your scramble box then scramble away to check out cutters you want to buy. We are very fortunate to have such an honest membership that we are able to leave cutters for sale in a self-serve type of atmosphere.

Member Tinsmiths
There are several "smiths" who belong to CCCC. They work in many metals, tinplate, copper, and stainless steel (and wood). We would like to introduce them to you here. Many have catalogs and websites. Please be sure to visit this page!  (Listing on this page is available to CCCC members only.)

The Cookie Cutter Historical Museum

The museum has relocated to Joplin, Missouri, within the Joplin Museum Complex. A Dinner, Dedication, and reception was held on Friday, October 1st 2004. The following day (Saturday Oct 2nd, there was a meeting of the Heart of America Cookie Cutter Collectors in Pittsburg, KS. (30 miles away).

Location: The museum is located inside the Joplin Museum Complex in Shifferdecker Park..
The park is located on the corner of W. 7th Street and Shifferdecker Avenue in Joplin, MO.
Hours of Operation:
   Monday: Closed
   Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm
   Wed-Sat:  10 am -5 pm
   Sunday: 2 pm - 5 pm
Telephone: 417-623-1180   Website:

The museum now has ten showcases filled with a wonderful display of cutters covering all time periods. Click here to see some photos I took at the museum dedication. For a very complete description of the Museum Dedication, the history of the museum, and the contents of the museum, see the Big Rivers Newsletter, October 2004 issue.
All monetary donations are welcome and checks should be made out to:
National Cookie Cutter Historical Museum and sent to:

Lee Stephenson
National Cookie Historical Museum
1217 Zimmer Place
Williamston, MI 48895
Cookie Cutters and Cookie Cutter information for the Museum should be sent to:
Kay Johnson
Museum Curator
8 Atwell Acres
Monett, MO 65708
Note: The museum was previously located in Knightstown, Indiana. Click here to read the article published in the Big River CutOuts Newsletter.

What's New

CollectorsWeekley website
This site now has a cookie cutter category.  Check it out at:

Handles-HandlesCover_s.jpgHANDLES, HANDLES EVERYWHERE...   Identifying Your Aluminum Cookie Cutters
A new book by Pam and Greg Nelson.

This book has over 1400 full color photographs. Featuring hundreds and hundreds of different style and shapes of vintage Aluminum Cookie Cutters!
For more information and how to order, click this link.     

Two Books
Two books which were written by our founder An Encyclopedia of Cookie Shaping and Cookie Cutters and Cookie Molds are no longer published. They can often be found on the secondary market at old book stores, antique shops, and flea markets. A long time CCCC member has written a very comprehensive book on Hallmark Cookie Cutters. As of February 2000 they are completely sold out and should now be considered out of print. They also will be found in the future on the secondary market. However, CCCC currently has one new book available for the cookie cutter collector. For information on ordering the Wilton Cookie Cutters book, please visit our What's New page.

Another great new book, just out:
“Run, Run As Fast You Can…” by members Pam and Greg Nelson is a book wholly dedicated to identifying the contemporary, (1920s to present,) gingerbread man cookie cutter and his extended family. With over 1,200 full color photographs, along with data boxes containing descriptive data on each of the hundreds of cutters depicted, this book is crammed full of useful identifying information and printed professionally. A resource book, soft cover and spiral bound. 

Club members:  $25.00 +$5.00 for shipping ($30.00)
Non-members: $30.00 +$5.00 for shipping  ($35.00)
Order from: 
Pam and Greg Nelson 7741 Curry Road Fallon, NV  89406 or

Early American Life magazine - info from Jeanne, forwarded by Rosemary Henry:
  I received my "Early Amer Life"in less than a week (Ordered a single copy 5.00 + 2.00 s/h-call (440)-543-8566-or look for at your newstand) It is a must-have issue! There are 11 pages (most full-page) with at least something cookie cutter on them-lots of color pics of various tinsmith's cutters like Karen Morrison and Betsy Cukla and others plus antique tin as well!
  Our Barnes and Noble and Borders did not carry it but a bigger store like Tattered Cover may.... 
AND, for those who were at RMCU meeting, there is a color illustrated article on vintage candy containers too-how timely!
          Keep on bakin'! Jeanne :0), a website developed by club member Rosemary Henry, has lots of information on cookie cutters and cookie history. There are sections for “What’s New,” “Antiques,” “History and Information” and a number of other areas as well as a continually growing database of cookie cutters. Visit it at

Please send any website comments or updates to webmaster:

(note:  due to spam, contact info has been removed)

(the above is not a link, you will need to type it into your email program)
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