Mayonnaise Cookies

Mayonnaise Cookies

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Kay Mettlen
Recipe by  Kay Mettlen

“A rich, crisp, sugar type cookie that is easy to make. The mayonnaise takes the place of the shortening and eggs. My son says it is possibly the world's best cookie.”

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. Mix together sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add mayonnaise and vanilla. Mix together very well.
  2. Shape into walnut sized balls. (The dough will be crumbly). Mash with a fork, sprinkle with sugar. Bake 12 minutes in a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven.

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i had a jar of fat-free mayo that wasn't getting enough attention, so i decided to give this recipe a try. the cookies turned out more like moist muffin tops, but still had great flavor. if you want more of a "guilt-free" treat this would be it, but i think they're much better made with regular mayo :)



I'm a cookie lover but not a baker. My husband needed some cookies for an event and I was too lazy to go to the store. I saw this recipe and had the ingredients, so I gave it a try. I made the recipe exactly as written. The only change I made was to press a pecan half into some of the cookies which was good. I had no problem with the dough being crumbly,in fact, mine was sticky. I had to bake a couple of extra minutes. For ease and taste, I give this cookie a 5.



These were pretty good cookies. I tryed making them healthier by using light Mayonnaise, replacing half the sugar with Splenda, and replacing 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour with oat flour. Like one reviewer said, the dough is hard to work with. First it comes out very crumbly and then it turns very sticky making it a messy job to roll into balls. Secondly, if you are a cookie dough addict and you are using light mayo, hold off on eating it because it tastes nasty. And finally, really make sure you flatten the dough out well before baking because these cookies do not spread at all and they will burn on the bottom and be raw in the middle if you don't. Other than that they were very tasty.

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 182 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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