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Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm Making Cookies...Hand Me A Hammer And WD-40...

Sunday we had a cooking baking/Bears game viewing get together at a friend's house. (Ok, can I first say dat da Bears are embearassing?)

We made Sugar Cookies, Pfeffernüsse, Hershey Secret Kiss Cookies, Spritz Cookies, Kolachke, Almond Crescents, and Peanut Butter Cookies. (Wayyyyy too many Peanut Butter Cookies.) It was 3 of us adults making the dough for each and one of the kids helped decorate the Sugar Cookies. (Thank you!) Of course all the kids were around when the cookies came out of the oven!

So where does the hammer and WD-40 come in? Doesn't every dyke require a hammer and WD-40 to make cookies? I brought my KitchenAid stand mixer (Awesome! Love it! It made some of the really stiff doughs a breeze to mix.) The hammer comes in when the bowl gets stuck in the KitchenAid base and no matter how hard each of us pulled to try to free it we just couldn't do it. So I asked the hostess for a hammer and began tapping on the side of the bowl, tapping on the underside of the base, and tapping the bowl handle. One of the other adults asked for WD-40 and we sprayed it around where the bowl attaches to the base. We tried a butter knife to try to pry into the space between the bowl and base. Couldn't budge it more than a couple centimeters after all of that! Finally, I had the hostess take firm hold of the base while I tried to push the bowl in the opposite direction. It moved a couple centimeters. We tried again, a couple more centimeters. And again, and finally the bowl was freed from the base! OMG! We laughed so hard! One of the kids took video of part of the struggle. It was hilarious! OMG! We could not stop laughing. Sorry I can't post the video here, the video is on a camera that cannot upload to a pc.

So...have you been baking cookies for the holidays? What have you baked?

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8 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

Im not a baker by ANY stretch of the imagination. I've even ruin those pre-made cookies where all you have to do is stick them in the oven!


I literally choked on my coffee laughing when I read this sentence:

"Doesn't every dyke require a hammer and WD-40 to make cookies? "


Im sending this post to my cousin Shelly. She's GUNNA love it.

Patricia Rockwell said...

Lola,
I too made peanut butter cookies--also some nice pumpkin bread. I don't get any help like you do though!

StaceyC4 said...

Okay, that was just too damn funny! If it were me, the bowl would have cracked from the hammering and the rest of the mixer would have flown off the counter and hit someone in the face! If there is ANY way to get the video of that on the web, you'd be a YouTube sensation!!!

Petula said...

My oldest daughter has been baking cookies. I'm not one to do all of that. Maybe I'll buy the ready-made dough for the younger kids... Hey, something is better than nothing. LOL...

So... how in the world did it get stuck? That was too funny and I really wish I could see that on video. :-) Enjoy your week.

Auntie E said...

Now that is so funny. sounds like a lot of was had and memories to boot,for years to come! Family memories are the unexpected things in life.

Lin said...

Haven't begun baking. Actually Joe does it all--he loves it! I could care less, so he and the kids make all of their favorite kinds. I don't really eat cookies either--I guess I'm weird.

Lidian said...

Haven't started. I am going to let me two teenager girls make their gingerbread, since they like to bake and I am really tired of being in the kitchen ;)

I will probably make mincemeat tarts too (and brandy butter, this is required) because I'm married to an English guy who adores them. I do make sure he realizes how fabulously nice this is of me though ;)

Simple Mind Zen said...

I've had my KitchenAid mixer for more than 20 years. I cook/bake a lot. The stuck bowl seems to be a common problem, but I've never resorted to any hammers, or what you describe. It comes loose easiest when I don't overtighten it to begin with.
The thing is designed to rotate in the opposite direction! So the bowl doesn't need to be so tight. Good Luck. It's a great piece of equipment.

 
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