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Jul 14, 2014 07:34 AM

Making shortbread cookies

I would love to try Ina Garten's shortbread cookie recipe.
Basically, it's butter,sugar, flour, vanilla, salt. She uses a stand mixer to combine the ingredients.
I do not have a stand mixer, and was wondering if I can use my Cuisinart processor? Would the texture of the dough be different? Are there any accommodations I should make?
I do have a hand mixer ,but I don't think it would be powerful enough, although perhaps it would be.
Thanks for any help.

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  1. Some recipes recommend mixing shortbread dough in a food processor. I think you'll be fine!

    1. I'd use the paddle attachment during the creaming stage. Then proceed using the pulse button so not to overdevelop the glutton by over-mixing.

      1. I don't have a food processor so I dunno about that but I'd use the handmixer to cream together the butter sugar and flour then just a wooden spoon and some good ole fashion arm muscles to get it the rest of the way. I bet your cookies would be just as amazing.