I have a kitchenaid 6 quart stand mixer and a large family of nine. At the moment we're using coupons to buy biscuit dough, but I wanted to look at the time and effort to make our own. Not just for cost savings (though that would be nice) but more to control what we're actually eating.
Many of the better recipes call for the butter to be cut into the flour. I have a hand tool for this, but am unsure whether the paddle or whisk is best, or if there's another tool I should consider purchasing.
What tool should I use, and at what speed will best duplicate the process of cutting cold butter into flour without warming up the butter too much?