Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Mixer - Big Power in a Small Package

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1 1⁄4 cup graham crackers, finely crushed (1 sleeve)

1 cup flour

1 1⁄2 tsp baking powder

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened

1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 egg, separated

3 oz cream cheese, softened

1⁄4 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp lemon zest

1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter with the brown sugar using an electric hand mixer. Add the egg white and beat until well combined. Add to the graham cracker crumbs and blend until just combined.

In a separate medium bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese with the granulated sugar, egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla until well combined. Set aside.

Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and place on a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. (If you do not have an ice scoop, then measure out the dough into scoops of about 2 tablespoons.) Flatten slightly, pressing your thumb in the center of the ball to create a small bowl shape. Repeat with the remaining dough. Spoon the cream cheese into the indents in the cookies.

Bake until the filling is barely set and the cookies are lightly golden, 12 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets before removing them and cooling completely on a wire rack.

Before we left home to travel overseas for a few month, I was cooking the boys three meals a day from scratch. Often, that meant breakfast breads and other recipes that required quite a bit of mixing. My old mixer was so old, big and heavy that I ended up just mixing most of the recipes by hand, but this got tiresome and took forever. Luckily, a new product is on the market that makes baking so much easier. The Kitchenaid® Artisan® Mini Mixer was just what our already crowded kitchen needed.

With the same power and design as the original-sized Kitchenaid® mixer, the Artisan® Mini Mixer weighs 20% less and is 20% smaller than the original version. It features a 3.5 quart mixing bowl, which I seriously doubted would be able to hold enough of anything to feed our family of 5, but I was amazed to see that it was enough to make 5 dozen cookies at once! With over 10 available attachments, you can create your own pasta, mix burgers up and even spiralize your own veggies into pasta, all with the same device. This is a huge time and space saver in the kitchen for us.

The Kitchenaid® Artisan® Mini Mixer may be small in size, but it makes up for that in power and performance. The power and design of these small kitchen helpers is the same as the original iconic tilt-head mixers. The Artisan® Mini Mixer comes with a coated flat beater, dough hook and 6-wire whip to get you going in the kitchen. Plus, it comes in your choice of 10 colors to match your kitchen design!

I used it the other day to make the boys some delicious breakfast cookies, and it saved me so much time. Not to mention, with its streamlined design, it was super easy to clean, and it fit perfectly into our kitchen. My old mixer was so big it had to be stored in a cabinet, now my mini mixer can sit right on the counter ready to use whenever I need it.

Love to bake? Want a powerful multi-function mixer that won't take up a ton of room? Check out the Best Buy website for further details on the Kitchenaid® Artisan® Mini Mixer today!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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