Stand Mixer Attachment

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@meadow_jersey:  I use the standard flat beater attachment that comes with the mixer for cookies. I tried the wisk for a thinner recipe and the dough kept getting stuck inside the wisk.. no good!

Post # 4
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885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I use the paddle for anything involving butter (cookies, cake, icing, etc) and the whisk only for meringue and whipped cream.  

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I use the flex edge paddle, but when I make my sugar cookies and the dough starts to be more like a bread dough instead of a cookie dough, i switch to the dough hook. I even used the regular paddle beater to make whipped cream/frostings. I don’t think I’ve used the whisk yet lol

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@meadow_jersey:  I was wondering the same thing when I got my Kitchen Aid and the  manual recommends only using the wisk attachment for whipping cream/meringue/icing.  Definitely use the paddle attachment for cookie dough. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mmr66:  So you have one of those paddles with the silicone feathery bits to scrape the bowl? How do you like it? I’ve been eyeing one…

And, like PPs, I use the paddle for cookie dough. Whisk is used just for meringues and whipping cream.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think you’re supposed to use the battle for stuff like that, but I always just use the wisk. Hard to break the habit I guess

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@annifer:  I LOVE it. in fact I don’t think i’ve ever really used the regular one. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve never seen the paddle, but will look into it!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@meadow_jersey:  Chef here. The paddle is the correct attachment for cookies.

The dough is a bit too thick for the whisk. It works, but it can put pressure on the whisk attachment and possibly weaken or break off some of the wires. It probably won’t kill it the first or second time, but if you want the attachment to last for years then save it for meringue and whipped cream.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Using the whisk would drive me crazy, with the dough getting stuck inside!  Maybe your coworker makes a lot of merengue based cookies?

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Definitely the paddle! I only use my whisk attachment for whipping things and making frosting. Thicker mixtures might damage the whisk- the paddle is strong enough to handle the cookie dough (:

@annifer:  Love it! I’ve only used the regular one once, because the one with the flex edge is way better!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I use the paddle for cookies!

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