Originally Posted by jabbur
I was reading a magazine the other day and looking at the holiday cookie recipes they had in the food section. I was so surprised to see the directions all called for the ingredients to be put into a food processor! There was always a "cooks note" stating it could be done with a mixer and gave those directions too but I just found it odd that they started with the food processor directions. Has anyone ever made cookies using that method? I guess I don't think of my food processor as much more than a glorified chopper.
A food processor is a great deal more than a "glorified chopper," Jabbur. If that's all you use it for, you are definitely NOT getting your money's worth.
I often make bread dough in my Cuisinart food processor (all brands are not sturdy enough to take the pull large amounts of flour put on the motor). I sometimes make some kinds of cookies in it, as well. and it's great for making mayonnaise, pesto, and all sorts of things.
However, I'm curious whether the magazine (or perhaps just the article) was written with a slant toward using your food processor?