mixing thick cookie dough

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  1. marip

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    When mixing thick cookie dough using the paddle my stand mixer has a hard time doing it.  Should I switch to the dough hook?
     
  2. kokopuffs

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    Manually otherwise you'll burn out your mixer.
     
  3. brianshaw

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    What cookie dough are you working with?

    For large quantities of dough with high proportion of nuts, chocolate bits, and/or nuts I've done exactly what you are contemplating with good results. Same approach works for mixing meat loaf or meat balls with a mixer.
     
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  4. marip

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    It's usually the roll out type doughs.  As soon as the machine can't seem to handle it I stop the machine and mix manually.  It's a Kitchen Aid tilt machine.  I never made yet pie dough with the hook.  I don't see how it can mix thick pie dough.
     
  5. brianshaw

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    Your approach with roll out cookie dough is good. Only other option is a more powerful mixer.

    Pie dough is best made by hand or using a food processor. You'll be disappointed if you use a mixer for that.
     
  6. kokopuffs

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    All of my tart doughs are made by hand.