Hallmark Cards

Food & Drink
5:15 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Recipes From The Annual Hallmark Cookie Exchange

Brer Rabbit Molasses Cookies made by Jayne Rudish, wife of Hallmark artist Rich Rudish.
Julie Denesha KCUR

Crown Room Chocolate Crinkles

From Marg Wagner, wife of Hallmark artist John Wagner

My husband John worked at Hallmark for 40+ years and these were one of my favorite cookies at Hallmark’s cafeteria, the Crown Room. When I asked for the recipe, it came in volumes of 20 or 25 dozen. Efforts to reduce the quantity and a few adjustments produced these cookies and we've been enjoying them ever since.

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Visual Arts
5:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

[VIDEO] Hallmark Cookie Exchange Feeds Artistic Community

For over 40 years, Hallmark artists - past and present - have been gathering for an annual cookie exchange.
Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR

Since the mid-1960's, Hallmark Cards Inc. employees, past and present, and their spouses, have gathered each year - not for an exchange of greeting cards, but of cookies.

Hallmark, the 103-year-old Kansas City-based company, has about 11,000 employees around the world, including just over 3,000 in the metro area.

Donna Moore, a former employee, began working for Hallmark in 1962. She recalls how the event became an annual tradition, mostly for women.

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5:30 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Civic Leader Adele Hall Dies At 81

Adele Hall
Courtesy: Hallmark Card, Inc.

Adele Hall, civic leader and wife of Hallmark Cards chairman Donald J. Hall for nearly 60 years, has died. She was 81.

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