Mixer in Motion!

Red KitchenAid mixer mixing bread dough.
Now I know what that hook is for!

Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. The egg has hatched. The Eagle has landed, or however you want to say it: I have used my mixer!

My first concoction was for “Olive Garden bread sticks”, and they turned out delicious. These were the perfect complement to our meal consisting of salmon with teriyaki sauce and salad. Three of us ate 6 bread sticks. We usually only eat 1 bread stick each, but they were so good, we splurged. Now, we have 6 left for 1 or 2 more dinners.

12 bread sticks on a baking sheet.
I will get better at the shapes,
but the taste was perfect!

Today, I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies. At first, I used the same attachment (the hook) as when I made the bread sticks, but then I thought, “That doesn’t seem quite right.” After I asked Google, I learned I had to use, what I call, the “tree” attachment. Once the batter was made, I dislodged the tree and then scraped off the batter. I guess this is the right way? Someone please tell me if there is another way to do this. It’s not like other mixers where you raise the beaters out of dough while still spinning, and that gets most of the batter off the beater.

Bowl with cookie dough batter in it.
Is this the right way?

I did see a Facebook post where someone returned her mixer because she was afraid of gaining weight. I understand this. However, cookies are not a huge temptation for me. I know I won’t be making a ton of desserts because I know that would not be good for me. Anything in moderation though. I do plan to makes some dinner biscuits, maybe pretzels or pretzel bites for snacking, a homemade pizza, and perhaps some dough with a chicken mixture baked inside. Eventually, I want to try spiraling vegetables – like zucchini.

Now, dear readers, I promise I won’t bother you good people with a post every single time I make something with my KitchenAid mixer. I will reserve such posts to times when I broach a new, exciting frontier – like the vegetable spirals or perhaps when I make a mistake and feel others could learn or have a good laugh from it. For now, thanks for reading, enjoy the day and please stay safe!

Baked chocolate chip cookies.
I wish I could give you one.
Believe me, there is plenty!

Kitchen counter with 3 Tupperware containers filled with cookies.
A Tupperware Tower of Cookies.
Say that 3 times fast.


  1. Like your mixer. Do not know much about the mixer – but did know the hook attachment was for bread dough. I wish you luck. Yes, I could use one of those chocolate chip cookies – love them. Enjoyed your post and I could see someone having weight gain if they consumer too many bread sticks or cookies. Ha

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  2. I’ve had my kitchenaid for a few years and I love it – but I almost always use the whisk attachment which doesn’t seem to get deep in sides of my bowl even after I adjust it. It never occurred to me to use the ‘tree’. When I bake cookies next week I will give it a try!

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