I am a BIG cookie maker, about 5-10 dozen per week for personal use. Had a KA for many years but needed a bigger bowl. Went to a Cuisinart, liked it for a couple of years, then moved up to a Bosch Universal.
I love the Bosch because of the large capacity (I can do a freaking huge batch of Snickerdoodles), but am so tired of having to go through a creamed butter and sugar batch because the paddle hit a clump of brown sugar and broke off one or multiple tines on the cookie paddle. The dough hook just doesn't seem to cream well, or I would use it.
Any suggestions? I like 800W (1 HP) or higher, 7 Qt or larger bowl. I would LOVE to go to a 10Qt or higher, but need to be able to put it on my pull up mixer drawer, or have it be light enough I can lift it up onto the counter.
Help!! Appreciate your suggestions.
I read that in order to alleviate clumps of brown sugar, take a moist paper towel and put it in the bag with the sugar then microwave it for 20 seconds. This should take care of you ever having clumps of brown sugar ever again.
If anyone else has any better method, please be willing to share with the rest of us. There may be easier ways that I do not know about.
Thank you. I really would rather have a mixer with metal parts that don't break off into my batter.