KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart and Other Selections

Have fun with decorated Christmas cookies!


KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer 5 -Quart

Best Selling Mixer – KitchenAid Artisan

By Kathie FitzPatrick

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red    Do you love making decorated cookies for all holidays? Scroll down for the Classic Sugar Cookie Recipe:


No more cramped hands. Enjoy making Valentine cookies using the Artisan Mixer for the cookie dough.


KitchenAid makes one of the best Mixers on the planet!

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer 5 qt. Enjoy this high quality Mixer, both beautiful and study! This Mixer is dishwasher safe and is deal for all your mixing needs for every recipe and baking need. This Mixer comes in a wide variety of colors.

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KitchenAid Artisan-Choose from all the color options to find the one that best matches your style and your personality.


  • The power hub on this machine turns your stand up mixer into a culinary center with more than 15 optional attachments available.
  • The Mixer has a 5-Qt. stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle offers which enough capacity to mix dough for 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread in a single batch.
  • The 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 59 touch-points per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation.
  • The tilt-head design of this Mixer allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add ingredients for a recipe.
  • The Kitchen Aid Mixer is powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you’re stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream for desserts.
  • This unit includes a coated flat beater, coated dough hook, 6-wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe.
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  • Which KitchenAid Mixer is right for you?

  • You may want to consider some benefits the Artisan has over the KitchenAidClassic:

  • Classic                                                        Artisan

  • Classic: 250 Watts                                              Artisan: 325 watts
  • Bowl size: 4.5 quart                                           Bowl size: 5 quart
  • Speed Settings: 10                                             Speed settings: 10
  • Tilt head: yes                                                      Tilt head: yes
  • Bowl feature: no handle                                  Bowl feature: with handle
  • Pouring shield: none                                         Pouring shield: included
  • Accepts all Kitchenaid attachments            Accepts all Kitchenaid  ATT
  • Egg whites, cream, butter                               Egg whites, cream. butter
  • frosting, cream cheese, cakes,                      Frosting, cream cheese, cakes
  • Mashed potato, cookies, pizza                      Mashed potato, cookies,     
  •                                                                                 pizza, bread
  • For lighter consistency mixing                      Person who bakes regularly
  • For smaller volumes                                         Can handle denser mixtures
  • Not good for bread – perhaps 1 loaf             Can mix and knead dough for  
  •                                                                                 bread – 2 loaves
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    Best Mixer . . . see these comments from verified buyers of this product:

      Satisfied customers listed on Amazon:

“My wedding gift mixer (a Sunbeam Mixmaster) turned 33 a week before Christmas, and my husband thought it was time for me to have a new one. He gifted me on Christmas with the KitchenAid 5 Qt. Artisan in white. I love this mixer and leave it out on my counter, something I never did with the Mixmaster. I recently purchased the citrus juicer attachment from Amazon and am very pleased with it as well. I have not read all 109 previous reviews on this site, but I have read a few that were disgruntled because their Artisans did not mix well. I initially had the same problem with the beater/bowl clearance. It is very simple to remedy. There is a beater adjustment screw on the mixer and the manual describes how to make the adjustments. I got even better instructions by calling customer support at KitchenAid. The technician told me to drop a dime into the empty bowl, turn the mixer on (about setting 2) using the flat beater, and it should move the dime 1/4″ to 1/2″ each time it rotates around the bowl. This is the right clearance for the beater to mix everything at the bottom of the bowl, but not low enough to cause wear on the beater from constant friction with the bottom of the bowl during usage. I tweaked the screw setting 1/4 turn each time until I got that dime moving. At this setting, I can now beat a single egg white to stiff peaks in the 5 qt. bowl. That’s impressive.
This mixer is as sturdy as a tank, and you can hear the quality as it mixes. Although I had previously purchased a KitchenAid mixer for my daughter as a gift, I would never have splurged on one for myself. I am so happy my husband thought I was worth it! “

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I love this thing! I have friends who’ve had KitchenAid mixers for years and they’ve always raved about their quality and durability. Well, I finally went for it and I have absolutely no regrets. You want to talk about a solid piece of kitchen machinery? This is the epitome of what ‘Made in America’ used to mean! Unlike all the cheapo mixers out there, I’m completely confident that this thing will even outlast ME! The only problem is now I’m wondering why I waited so long!
—–> This may help some of you – I read a review somewhere in which the reviewer gave this mixer a poor rating because it left dry ingredients in the bottom of the bowl – read the instruction booklet, people. It clearly states that if this occurs (or if the attachments scrape the bowl), there is an adjustment screw that raises or lowers the mixing assembly. I had to slightly lower mine and it now incorporates everything into the mix. The KitchenAid mixers are well worth the money….or you can keep buying junk mixers every couple years…the choice is yours.”

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KitchenAid KF26M22CA 6-Qt. Professional 600 Design Series with Glass Bowl – Candy Apple Red   


KitchenAid Professional hd

This unit has a multipurpose Attachment Hub

  • Has a 67-Point Planetary Mixing Action
  • Easy Bowl-Lift Design
  •  Produces 10 Speeds- Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe.
  • This Mixer  includes: 6-Qt glass bowl, F series coated flat beater, F series coated PowerKnead spiral dough hook, F series 6 wire whip

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 Which KitchenAid Mixer?

KitchenAid K45SSOB 4.5-Quart Classic Series Stand Mixer, Onyx Black

KitchenAid K45SSOB 4.5-Quart Classic Series Stand Mixer, Onyx Black

KitchenAid K45SSOB 4.5-Quart Classic Series Stand Mixer, Onyx Black

KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

This Mixer has a multipurpose attachment hub, over 15 optional attachments
• A 4.5-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl
• Convenient tilt-head design
• A 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action
• This unit includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whip; 1-year warranty
• Bullet point : 250-Watt

KitchenAid K45SSOB 4.5-Quart Classic Series Stand Mixer, Onyx Black

Here are what some of the satisfied customers who bought this item on Amazon have to say:

“Unlike many of the reviewers, I’ve only had this mixer for about a year, and it’s this specific model, the 250W 4.5 quart mixer (the bottom of the Kitchenaid line). It was a real splurge at the time we purchased it, but it has turned out to be well worth it.
Before the Kitchenaid, I didn’t do much baking. I tend towards more “manly” cooking techniques: the hotter the fire, the spicier the recipe, the better as far as I’m concerned. But this machine is as satisfying to use as any power tool in the garage — there is something about using the *right* tool for the job, and I’ve found no tasks that one might consider using a mixer for that the Kitchenaid doesn’t excel at. But it’s especially good for baking, and once you start using it, you’ll have your oven running a lot more than you used to.
The big difference between this mixer and the standard “two beater” models you may be familiar with is that it uses a single mixing attachment that rotates in two motions- it not only spins on its own axis, it also is rotated around the edge of the bowl. This does an extremely effective job of mixing ingredients without need for the bowl rotating, since the mixing motion covers the entire bowl. For most mixing jobs, it also requires no scraping of the sides with the spatula. IE: when it’s mixing, you can ignore it and work on other stuff.
The first attachment I’ll mention is the dough hook, which is a godsend for kneading. In the last day, I’ve made pizza dough, bagels, and whole wheat bread. Although this is the least powerful machine Kitchenaid makes, it kneads stiff dough (like the aforementioned bagels made with high-gluten flour) that would turn your mother’s mixmaster into a smoking, stinking heap of fried motor components. Machine kneading takes a *lot* of the effort and variability out of making bread… you never “knead in” too much flour to keep it from sticking to your hands, and the 20 minutes you normally spend working the dough turns into 10 minutes you can use to clean up the kitchen.
The other two attachments are the paddle and the whisk. The paddle is the all-purpose “workhorse” beater, and works extremely well for creaming sugar and butter together, mixing cookie dough or cake batter, or any other general-purpose mixing job. With the orbital motion, it comes right up to the edge of the bowl, so it is effectively scraping as it goes. The whisk is great for egg whites and making whipped cream. I’m sure it’s good for something else, but that’s what I’ve used it for.
As for capacity, the 4.5 quart model is suitable for pretty much any “normal” home recipes. It’s a “standard mixer”. It will easily knead enough dough at once for two loaves of bread, or mix a double-batch of cookies.
As for downsides: this thing is HEAVY. You won’t be moving it once it’s in place. If you knead very stiff dough, the bowl sometimes will get tightened to the extent that it is very difficult to remove from the base. It’s OK if you remember to leave it a little loose beforehand, but I always forget and I end up wrestling with the machine to twist it out. The metal trim band on the mixer right above the bowl has come a little loose on my model- the machine got a bit hot after some heavy kneading, and I think some adhesive got soft. It’s held in place well by something else, but sometimes it will slip when I’m wiping the machine off. It’s purely cosmetic from what I can tell, and it’s the only thing that feels cheap in any way about this machine. Other than that, I honestly haven’t had a single complaint.
In summary: this is an expensive mixer, but it is very well worth it. Even novice cooks will find it’s use enjoyable, and it will inspire you to explore new things that you probably didn’t do before because of the time and effort involved.”

Holiday cookies. Be an Artist! Create and bake more easily with the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer!

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“Have never heard a bad word about Kitchenaid stand mixers until I read one here from someone using the smallest mixer for big chores. In the last two years I have purchased a total of 14 Kitchenaid mixers, from the classic to the 6 quart professional model…all on sale. They were purchased for gifts for my daughters, church members, choir director and friends. I bought 7 Classic models, 4 Heavy Duty models 2 Artisans and the 6 quart professional for myself. I have not received one negative comment. When you purchase a Kitchenaid, do not purchase it by bowl size…you must purchase it based on the motor size for the jobs you do. If you are constantly mixing bread and double batches of very heavy dough, you should purchase a mixer with a heavy duty motor. This information is found on the Kitchenaid website. The company clearly tells you what each mixer is capable of doing. I know women who have had these mixers since they were brides 25 years or more ago…they are still up and running. They are an investment like good knives and heavy cookware…no real cook should be without one, but should be smart enough to buy the right one. I only wish I had one when I started baking 43 years ago, maybe I wouldn’t have tendonitis from mixing all those cookies by hand with a wooden spoon!!! They are worth every penny.”

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Holiday Cookies – Christmas is more fun with Cookies!

Christmas is just more fun with baking cookies with your kinds or grandkids!

The kids love these for school parties too.  This classic sugar cookie recipe is easy, and produces the favorite soft chewy type sugar cookie we all love!  The bakeries and coffee shops are not the only ones who can produce these.  Roll out on lightly floured wax paper, cut into your favorite holiday shapes  and decorate. Use that re-mixed frosting  add a little  food coloring for various colors. Use those colorful candy decorations.  Be a star, and do it the easy way!

What you’ll need

Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.

One roll of premade sugar cookie dough from the refrigerated section of your grocery store where all of the premade cookie rolls are displayed.  Take the I roll of sugar cookie dough,  room temp. for easier mixing.  Add in mixing bowl with 1 egg yoke and 1/2 cup flour. (Double recipe if desired) See the KitchenAid paddle for best mixing results.  Mix until smooth.  Chill for 15 minutes. Roll out on lightly floured wax paper as described, cut in shapes as desired. Line cookies on  sheets lined with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. This time will depend on the thickness or your particular style cookies. Watch carefully as to not overbrown at the edges. This idea gives you homemade tasting sugar cookies in a fraction of the time!

Once done, remove, cool.  Frost and decorate. This is a fun project to do with your kids or grandkids!

If you prefer the old fashioned sugar cookie recipe made from scratch, it takes a lot more time, but here it is!

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies


1 cup (two sticks) of unsalted butter.

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  • Mix and cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl by hand with a wooden spoon or with an electric mixer, preferably with a paddle attachment for mixing. Blend and beat in the lightly beaten eggs and vanilla.
  • Next, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a second large bowl and mix well. Stir the flour mixture into the softened butter mixture 1 cup at a time. Next, chill the dough for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the cookie dough on floured wax paper and cut it into shapes with your favorite cookie cutters or a knife. Place the shapes on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake about 12-16 minutes (depending on the thickness of the cookies) until cookies are just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove the cookies to a rack to cool
  • Use your choice of frosting and decorations!



Easy Valentine cookies!

Enjoy making decorated cookies for any holiday with your kids or grandkids!