Mickeebabe Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:10pm
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When you make a large batch of cookie dough like the NFSC recipe, do you use your Kitchenaid Mixer (or a similar one) to make your dough? And if so, which attachment do you use? Paddle? Hook?

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

Thanks so much for all of your help.

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pattycakesnj Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:24pm
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I use my KA for the NFSC all the time with the paddle attachment. I tried a double recipe once and it was a mess so I stick with one recipe at a time.

icer101 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:31pm
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yes, i use my ka mixer for cookies.. no double batches..

drakegore Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:37pm
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ditto. i use mine, paddle beater, no dble batches. works great!

G_Cakes Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:38pm
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I use my KA to make everything icon_smile.gif

Lita829 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:45pm
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I use also use my KitchenAid with the paddle attachment for sugar cookies. I double batches all the time and they come out great.

newmansmom2004 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:48pm
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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

PuffCake Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:51pm
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I don't use the NFSC recipe, but I do use my KA for sugar cookie dough. I've used both the paddle and dough and both seem to work equally well.

Lita829 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 9:55pm
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I just looked at the NFSC recipe. The sugar cookie recipe I use is slightly different than one-half of the NFSC recipe. I have doubled and tripled the recipe that I use, which has 3C of flour in the original recipe. Even though I have the Pro 600, I have never tried mixing 12 C of flour even though it says that it can handle it.

Sorry for the confusion icon_redface.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 10:00pm

Sure do. Every Christmas and I make dozens of cookies in over 15 varities. I love Christmas cookies.

Mickeebabe Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 10:19pm

Thanks for all the help. icon_smile.gif

Kitagrl Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 10:44pm
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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 busted two of my blade beaters by doing cookie dough..because I'm lazy and I throw in the chocolate chips at the end and give it a spin. OOPS! The plastic doesn't hold up! I was pretty mad at myself for breaking $60 worth of beater blades. So now I only have one blade left for two mixers. I still have the original kitchenaid ones though.

newmansmom2004 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 10:53pm

[quote="Kitagrl
I busted two of my blade beaters by doing cookie dough..because I'm lazy and I throw in the chocolate chips at the end and give it a spin. OOPS! The plastic doesn't hold up! I was pretty mad at myself for breaking $60 worth of beater blades. So now I only have one blade left for two mixers. I still have the original kitchenaid ones though.[/quote]

Wow - I put my chocolate chips and walnuts in all the time and mix with my KA and so far no breaking parts! Maybe I should quit doing that while I'm ahead. icon_surprised.gif

You know, tho, my regular paddle attachment is metal, it's not plastic, but my scraper paddle is plastic so maybe I should just switch to the regular paddle for really thick cookie doughs.

Kitagrl Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 11:52pm
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

[quote="Kitagrl
I busted two of my blade beaters by doing cookie dough..because I'm lazy and I throw in the chocolate chips at the end and give it a spin. OOPS! The plastic doesn't hold up! I was pretty mad at myself for breaking $60 worth of beater blades. So now I only have one blade left for two mixers. I still have the original kitchenaid ones though.




Wow - I put my chocolate chips and walnuts in all the time and mix with my KA and so far no breaking parts! Maybe I should quit doing that while I'm ahead. icon_surprised.gif

You know, tho, my regular paddle attachment is metal, it's not plastic, but my scraper paddle is plastic so maybe I should just switch to the regular paddle for really thick cookie doughs.[/quote]

Yeah the regular metal paddle is fine, but the Beater Blade that I have is clear plastic and I broke two so far, up at the base where it attaches. Kind of expensive to keep doing that!

cinderspritzer Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 12:27am

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

motherofgrace Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 12:43am

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....

LaBellaFlor Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 12:43am
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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.

Lita829 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:07am

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.

RachieRach Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:14am

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.

newmansmom2004 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 1:17pm
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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.

Lita829 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:26pm
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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

grandmom Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 3:57pm

Yes. I have a 6-qt. I use the paddle and make double batches. No problems.

Mickeebabe Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 11:23pm

Thank you all.

Everyone here is just wonderful. icon_smile.gif

chelleb1974 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:28am
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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.

~Chelle

Melchas Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:12am

Everytime!!!

Lita829 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:49pm
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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.

Bluehue Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:55pm

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

Brillante. thumbs_up.gif
Bluehue

chelleb1974 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:56pm
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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!

CookieD-oh Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 3:10pm
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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.

PuffCake Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 8:32pm

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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