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A question about a recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I have a question about the recipe "Chocolate Chip Cookies" from Phyllis Grant. Can I make this recipe w/o an electric mixer & just hand-mix the ingredients?

asked by Jade Wong almost 3 years ago

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Susan W
Susan W

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added almost 3 years ago

Sure. I like the way cookies turn out when mixed by hand with a wooden spoon. Somehow they seem more tender.

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Jade Wong
added almost 3 years ago

Thank you Susan! I like hand-mixing because I feel like it's part of the baking experience :)

Smaug
added almost 3 years ago

There are very few, if any, recipes you can't make without a mixer or food processor. I used to know a lady who made cookies with a chopstick- utterly awesome.

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Jade Wong
added almost 3 years ago

Awesome! Thanks :) And that is pretty cool, never seen that before. I use chopsticks for a lot of things in the kitchen too--it's often more convenient. Just never mixed cookie batter before haha

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added almost 3 years ago

Japanese chefs whip eggs with chopsticks.

Anyhow, people have been cooking long before there were modern conveniences like electric appliances. They lighten some of the manual labor, but it's important to remember that billions of people used to cook without the aid of something that plugs into a wall.

Heck, there are probably several billion people on this planet right now without an electric mixer or food processor.

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