Mixing the Dough

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The Cookie Lover's Cookie Book

The Cookie Lover's Cookie Book

By Richard Sax

Published 1986

  • About
  • Electric Mixer vs. Food Processor vs. Mixing by Hand Most of the recipes in this book are made in an electric mixer, which incorporates air as it creams butter and sugar, resulting in a light, fluffy dough—just what you want when making cookies. If you don’t own a mixer, you can make most cookie doughs by hand, creaming the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl with a wooden spoon, or in a food processor. The processor mixes cookie dough in seconds (don’t overmix), but it doesn’t aerate it as much.
  • Don’t Rush Creaming the Butter and Sugar Take your time, and the mixture will become smooth and fluffy, giving you nice light cookies.