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post #16 of 31
ice use that recipe, i found it needed extra water.

I use the paddle up till the flour is added then i switch to my hook, but ive never done a double batch....
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by cinderspritzer

I use my paddle attachment, then mix at the very end by hand.



I mix in the chips, nuts, and what ever else by hand at the end as well. I think it distributes it more evenly.
post #18 of 31
I don't use my KitchenAid for my chocolate chip, oatmeal, or other traditionally hand-mixed drop cookies because I find that they come out too flat. I like my cookies beefy thumbs_up.gif Holiday baking is a doozy for me even though I absolutely love it and wouldn't stop for anything. My arms feel like they are going to fall off.
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post #19 of 31
I use my KA for everything. Started using it when I started making sugar cookies and my hand mixer couldn't handle all the dough. I didn't have a paddle (its an old hand-me-down KA) attachment until last year. I love it because it is easier clean up but I haven't noticed a texture difference in any of my cookies.
post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by Lita829

I don't use my KitchenAid for my chocolate chip, oatmeal, or other traditionally hand-mixed drop cookies because I find that they come out too flat. I like my cookies beefy thumbs_up.gif Holiday baking is a doozy for me even though I absolutely love it and wouldn't stop for anything. My arms feel like they are going to fall off.



Do you chill your dough before you bake the cookies? If not, try that next time and you'll have thicker cookies. The KA shouldn't cause cookies to be flat unless it's a matter of overbeating the batter. I have found that you don't have to mix as long in the KA as you do by hand so I had to adjust my cake batter mixing time when I got my KA.
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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

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Originally Posted by Lita829

I don't use my KitchenAid for my chocolate chip, oatmeal, or other traditionally hand-mixed drop cookies because I find that they come out too flat. I like my cookies beefy thumbs_up.gif Holiday baking is a doozy for me even though I absolutely love it and wouldn't stop for anything. My arms feel like they are going to fall off.



Do you chill your dough before you bake the cookies? If not, try that next time and you'll have thicker cookies. The KA shouldn't cause cookies to be flat unless it's a matter of overbeating the batter. I have found that you don't have to mix as long in the KA as you do by hand so I had to adjust my cake batter mixing time when I got my KA.



I only mix in the dry ingredients until just incorporated. I haven't tried chilling the batter prior to baking. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 31
Yes. I have a 6-qt. I use the paddle and make double batches. No problems.
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post #23 of 31
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post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

I make several batches of cookies every year for the holidays as gifts and my KA has saved my life! I make ALL my cookie doughs with it - using the paddle attachment - and I don't think I could continue doing so many cookies if I had to keep using my hand mixer.

I was given a paddle attachment last year that has a rubber spatula thing on all the blades so it scrapes the sides of the bowl while it mixes and it's AWESOME! No more stopping in the middle of mixing to scrape down the bowl! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif




I have the beater blade and absolutely love it. I mix NFSC with it all the time. I have a question for you, and anyone else that uses the beater blade. I have the 4.5qt tilt-head, and have noticed lately that the pin in the back part (approx the height of the bowl) keeps 'shimmying' out of place when I use my beater blade - both with cookie dough and royal icing. Was wondering if anyone else is noticing this.

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post #25 of 31
Everytime!!!
post #26 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by chelleb1974

Quote:
Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

I make several batches of cookies every year for the holidays as gifts and my KA has saved my life! I make ALL my cookie doughs with it - using the paddle attachment - and I don't think I could continue doing so many cookies if I had to keep using my hand mixer.

I was given a paddle attachment last year that has a rubber spatula thing on all the blades so it scrapes the sides of the bowl while it mixes and it's AWESOME! No more stopping in the middle of mixing to scrape down the bowl! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif




I have the beater blade and absolutely love it. I mix NFSC with it all the time. I have a question for you, and anyone else that uses the beater blade. I have the 4.5qt tilt-head, and have noticed lately that the pin in the back part (approx the height of the bowl) keeps 'shimmying' out of place when I use my beater blade - both with cookie dough and royal icing. Was wondering if anyone else is noticing this.

~Chelle



Yupper! That was the only complaint I've ever had with any of my KitchenAids. When I owned the 4.5 Qt KitchenAid I had the same problem. I taped it into place (I know...so ghetto icon_redface.gif ) because I didn't want it coming apart in the middle of mixing.
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post #27 of 31
INDEED i do - either use the paddle or the beater blade...so quick -
Roll the mix up in some glad wrap - pop in the fridge for 30 minutes -
Roll out -
Cut out shapes -
Pop back into fridge again for 10 minutes -
Then straight into the oven for 7 minutes on 170C

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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by Lita829

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Originally Posted by chelleb1974

Quote:
Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

I make several batches of cookies every year for the holidays as gifts and my KA has saved my life! I make ALL my cookie doughs with it - using the paddle attachment - and I don't think I could continue doing so many cookies if I had to keep using my hand mixer.

I was given a paddle attachment last year that has a rubber spatula thing on all the blades so it scrapes the sides of the bowl while it mixes and it's AWESOME! No more stopping in the middle of mixing to scrape down the bowl! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif




I have the beater blade and absolutely love it. I mix NFSC with it all the time. I have a question for you, and anyone else that uses the beater blade. I have the 4.5qt tilt-head, and have noticed lately that the pin in the back part (approx the height of the bowl) keeps 'shimmying' out of place when I use my beater blade - both with cookie dough and royal icing. Was wondering if anyone else is noticing this.

~Chelle



Yupper! That was the only complaint I've ever had with any of my KitchenAids. When I owned the 4.5 Qt KitchenAid I had the same problem. I taped it into place (I know...so ghetto icon_redface.gif ) because I didn't want it coming apart in the middle of mixing.



Hahahaha, I tap it back into place too. I keep a small hammer on the counter when mixing cookie dough or royal icing now. But I love the beater blade so much, I don't mind icon_smile.gif Just wondered if it happened to other people too!
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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by Mickeebabe

And also, has anyone tried "The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies" recipe? I'ts from the allrecipes website. How was it?



I have made the Best Rolled Sugar Cookies and they were ok. They were a little bland, so the second time I made them I added more vanilla, and switched out 1 cup of granulated sugar for 1 cup of PS, and they were much better. The NFSC recipe from this site is better, IMHO, but my new "go to " sugar cookie recipe is Soft Sugar Cookies V (also from allrecipes.com) http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Soft-Sugar-Cookies-V/Detail.aspx.

And I do make all my cookies in my Kitchenaid, with the paddle. (I burned up four hand mixers on Christmas cookies before I broke down and got the stand mixer icon_redface.gif ) I also make LOTS of different cookies at Christmas.
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post #30 of 31
I have a question for you, and anyone else that uses the beater blade. I have the 4.5qt tilt-head, and have noticed lately that the pin in the back part (approx the height of the bowl) keeps 'shimmying' out of place when I use my beater blade - both with cookie dough and royal icing. Was wondering if anyone else is noticing this.

~Chelle[/quote]

I have had this problem for awhile too and just got off the phone with a woman at KitchenAid Customer Service. She said to push the pin back in place so it's centered. Then turn the mixer on its side and go up underneath the mixer (there is nothing covering the bottom of the mixer...it's all open) and tighten the screw holding the pin. You can actually see the pin and access it from the bottom of the mixer. I wasn't able to tighten it very much if at all. I'll have to see if it worked next time I need to use it.

Try it out and see if it works. Hope this helps someone!
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