Does It Make a Difference If I Mix Cookie Dough with a Mixer Instead of By Hand?
I was recently chatting with a few blogging friends about my flourless peanut butter chocolate cookies and it led to a conversation about how we mix our cookie dough.
We shared thoughts on mixing by hand, or with a mixer, and if it makes a difference.
I have a few of my grandmother’s cookie recipes that must be mixed by hand or they turn out totally different.
This is true of many old-fashioned type recipes. Many of our grandmas and great-grandmas never used a mixer. Mixers were less common so they always mixed things by hand.
My gluten free death by chocolate cookies are another recipe that seems to turn out better by hand, but besides that, I pretty much use a mixer for all my cookies.
After this conversation about cookies turning out differently when you mix them by hand, it got me thinking though about how much difference it does make to mix the cookie dough by hand.
I have been experimenting with it and with some recipes, it does make a big difference. If the recipe says to mix by hand I always mix it by hand.
This is the case with both regular and gluten-free cookie dough. It really does make a difference with some recipes.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Does It Make a Difference If I Mix Cookie Dough with a Mixer Instead of By Hand
What do you think? Do cookies turn out differently when mixed with a mixer instead of by hand? Leave a comment letting us know what you think?
Need some cookie recipes? Here are a few of our favorite:
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Flourless Chocolate Cookies
- Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Candy Cane Cookies