Cookies are the best dessert. They’re easy to make, super tasty, and a sure crowd-pleaser. Because of their popularity, we thought it would make a perfect test for our Gygi guide to mixers. If you’re wanting to know what the best mixer for cookies is, keep reading to see how we tested the mixers out and which one won our hearts.
For this test, we made one batch of our soft & chewy chocolate chip cookies in each mixer. To begin, we creamed the butter until it was light and fluffy in each mixer. The 6-quart KitchenAid did this the fastest, followed by the 5-quart KitchenAid, the Bosch, and then the Nutrimill. Next, we followed the directions according to time and mixed the ingredients until they came together. Here are more details about our results:
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Bosch ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
The Bosch mixer didn’t whip the butter as well as the KitchenAid mixers. It definitely requires a larger quantity for mixing ingredients together well. Once we added the sugars and other dry ingredients, it worked great! It even mixed in the chocolate chips with no problem. We definitely recommend using the bowl and column scraper attachment so the ingredients blend together well and you don’t need to scrape down the bowl as frequently.
Nutrimill ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
If there is one piece of advice we want our Nutrimill and Bosch users to know, it would be: please use the bowl and column scraper attachment! The scraper attachment was essential for creaming and fluffing the butter and sugars. When we tried to make cookies without it, we could not get the butter to fluff and were constantly scraping down the bowl. The Nutrimill’s motor struggled with getting enough torque to mix the heavy dough and incorporate the chocolate chips. After our testing, we read that both the Bosch and Nutrimill can sometimes struggle with thick cookie doughs. If this occurs, you should swap the paddles out for the dough hook when adding chocolate chips.
KitchenAid 5-quart ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
This mixer did a great job with fluffing the butter. It handled adding the sugar and incorporating the rest of the ingredients with ease. The 5-quart did struggle a bit when we added the chocolate chips, but it eventually stirred them in.
KitchenAid 6-quart ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
The 6-quart KitchenAid did a great job making cookie dough. It whipped the butter quickly and creamed it with the sugar well. It also sounded like it struggled a bit when adding in the chocolate chips, but not nearly as much as the 5-quart KitchenAid. It performed well and we were satisfied with how the dough came together.
So… what is the best mixer for cookies?
All of the cookies turned out great! The KitchenAid mixers produced slightly better results, but the Bosch and Nutrimill both churned out nearly perfect cookies. The main differences we found were that the KitchenAid 6-quart cookies spread and flattened a little bit more, but the texture was identical to the 5-quart KitchenAid. The Bosch and 5-quart KitchenAid cookies looked like they could have been from the same batch, but Bosch’s bowl needed more scraping. The Nutrimill had similar issues, so that’s why we didn’t rate it and Bosch as high. Ultimately, the ratings came down to the ease of use. Because of this, we think the KitchenAid 5 and 6-quart mixers were the best for chocolate chip cookies.