Do you have a Kitchenaid mixer at home, but don't know which accessory to use? I was totally there. Speaking for myself, buying a Kitchenaid stand mixer had been on my bakers' wish list for years before I actually got my hands on one while working in a bakery.
Ah, the mixed feelings. I was in awe of this beauty, but also a little... well, shocked! Who knew it would come with so many accessories? And what do I do with them?
I navigated through the various appendices calmly and carefully, trying very hard not to embarrass myself in front of my peers. After a few failed attempts, it became clear to me that I should just use the flat beater or the Flexrand Biscuit Attachment.
My name is Angie, I'm a self-taught baker and I've been cooking for over 10 years. In this article, I'm going to share with you everything I know about Kitchenaid stand mixer accessories, tell you which one is best for making cookies and why.
Now let's mix!
- Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Accessories
- Which Kitchenaid accessory to use for cookies?
- 1. flat beater
- 2. Wire whip
- 3. dough hook
- 4. Fold the sides
- Which accessory to use on the Kitchenaid Biscuit Mixer? 2 best picks
- Bonus: Throw Shield
- common questions
- What attachment do I use for sugar cookie dough?
- Can you beat butter and sugar with a whisk?
- How do you beat butter and sugar without an electric mixer?
- Can you use dough hooks for cookie dough?
- What good is KitchenAid for dad?
- Can you use a stand mixer with cookie dough?
- final thoughts
Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Accessories
Kitchen helperMixerthey're a little pricey, but most bakers (myself included) will tell you they're worth every penny. You can prepare all your doughs quickly, from cakes to cookies, cupcakes and muffins.
Kitchenaid mixers are more than looks. They impress with their versatility and ability to serve multiple purposes.
Kitchenaid stand mixers typically come with three attachments: dough hook, flat beater, and beater. That isGreatand all, but if you're new to baking with ablender, you may not know which one is right for your cookies.
You can upgrade your blender by adding attachments or attachments of your choice. There are over 80 different accessories to choose from.
Which Kitchenaid accessory to use for cookies?
Kitchenaid mixer andhave toin every kitchen. They are practical, easy to use and consistently deliver sensational results. The attachments provided are a great benefit, but it's important to know which one to use for your cookies.
In this section, I'll give an overview of some basic accessories that are most commonly used for baking.
1. flat beater
Let's start with the flat beater aka the paddle attachment aka my favorite attachment. Flat beater mixes without incorporating too much unwanted air. It's tough enough to cut through butter and combine ingredients well.
The flat beater is perfect for combining and whipping all your mixes to a thicker consistency. Cookie and pie crust, pie crust, and buttercream to name a few.
the best part isthe majority(if not all) Kitchenaid mixers come with a flat beater so you don't have to spend extra money to get cookie dough size.
2. Wire whip
The beater is ideal for whipping egg whites, whipped cream and frostings - anything that needs a lot of air.
The wire harness usually has six to eleven strands. They are sturdy but still thin. This means that using it to mix harder ingredients can cause strands to dislodge or break. Therefore, using the beater to bake cookies is not ideal.
3. dough hook
The dough hook is made for heavy bread baking. It is specially designed in its spiral hook shape to knead the dough better and more effectively, giving it elasticity and retention. The movement created by the dough hook mimics the way the dough is kneaded by hand, hence the great result.
Due to its special shape, when using a hook beater there is not much contact between the contents and the attachment, so the hook beater is not ideal for mixing dough and cookie dough.
4. Fold the sides
The Flex Edge accessory is not provided with the blender. It's one you have to buy separately, but it works wonders.
The flexible edge attachment is shaped exactly like a paddle attachment. The name "Flex Edge" comes from the fact that it has a flexible silicone rim that makes direct contact with the sides of the bowl, eliminating the need to constantly scrape the sides.
The downside to using a regular hand mixer is that it doesn't scrape the cookie dough off the sides of the bowl, so you'll have to do this by hand from time to time. Is notgiganticProblem, but when you make as many cookies as I do, you don't want to have to think about it.
The flexible rim not only ensures that everything is well incorporated and combined, but also makes cleaning easier as no dry parts stick to the bowl.
Which accessory to use on the Kitchenaid Biscuit Mixer? 2 best picks
When making cookies, it is important to aerate the butter and sugar mixture. While this can be done with a whisk, it can hold a lot of air and the strands can also move around because the cookie dough is so thick.
It isflat batit's atflexible sidesThe accessory are two accessories ideal for baking cookies. Both do a perfect job of cutting and foaming butter and sugar, and are sturdy enough to contain the density of cookie dough.
Bonus: Throw Shield
Okay, so the pouring shield isn't exactly a cookie dough mixing accessory, but it's still a handy accessory you'll need for making cookies of all shapes, sizes, and flavors.
But what is the watering shield? Well, it's a nifty little device that sits on top of your bowl. It acts as a barrier between your bowl and your kitchen countertops, so it doesn't end up everywhere when you add ingredients like flour and sugar.
If you're someone who wants to minimize the amount of cleanup after the cookies are baked, I recommend getting one.molten shield🇧🇷 Some Kitchenaid mixers come with this add-on, while others don't. But do not worry; is notforcaro!
If you haven't jumped on the Kitchenaid mixer train yet,You are🇧🇷 Then you can use your flat beater to make beautiful cookie dough every time. If you want to know more about this topic, here are some frequently asked questions.
What attachment do I use for sugar cookie dough?
To make sugar cookies, you need to beat butter and sugar until the mixture is pale, light and fluffy. It's best to use either the paddle attachment or the flexible edge attachment, but if you don't have both, you can also beat the butter and sugar with a whisk.
Can you beat butter and sugar with a whisk?
You can use a wire whisk, also known as a wire whisk, to beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. It's also possible to hit them with a regular whisk, but that takes a lot of strength and you'll sweat.
How do you beat butter and sugar without an electric mixer?
You can beat butter and sugar without a mixer. You can use a whisk, but again it's tiring, think of it as a workout.
Can you use dough hooks for cookie dough?
If youonlyunfortunately I have a dough hook in handNorecommend using it for your cookie dough. The kneading paddle is too intense and will cause excess gluten buildup, making your cookies undesirably dense. Stick to flat bats!
What good is KitchenAid for dad?
Honestly, the Kitchenaid paddle attachment can be usedfastanything. It is the most used accessory in the pack and works well for mixing all types of dough and dough (except bread dough). Use for whipping, mixing and whisking easily.
Can you use a stand mixer with cookie dough?
You can definitely use a cookie dough mixer. In fact, I highly recommend it, especially if you're tired of doing everything by hand. Take the worry, frustration and hassle out of mixing cookie dough by hand and opt for a stand mixer.
Bake cookies? Get a flat beater or flexible edge attachment for your KitchenAid stand mixer. You will not regret. If you don't have them, you can always try your whisk, electric mixer.
Have you tried it with a flat beater? How about a Flex Edge mount? Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.
I'm a self-taught baker. I've been baking for over 10 years and started my own home baking business as a side hustle. I was born in Hong Kong and have lived in Canada for most of my life. If you're looking for me, I'll probably be there, running energetically to the kitchen.