Gobsmackers (aka Mayonnaise Cookies)

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Crispy yet moist and tasty, bring these to the office just to see the expressions on their faces after you tell them what's in them, but don't tell until after they've tried them! These are our family's favourite cookie and so easy to make with the kids.

Preparation time: 

15 minutes


1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla


Highly recommended to at least double this recipe, they don't last long.


Preheat oven to 175 Celsius. Combine the mayonnaise, vanilla and sugar. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, stirring until thoroughly mixed.

Drop teaspoonfuls of dough on a baking sheet. With a fork, press each cookie gently in cross directions and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookie edges just start to brown. Remove from sheet and allow to cool.


Passed via family from the late 80's

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I was looking for a super quick cookie to whip up, and this did the trick nicely. Thanks for the recipe. We made ours with almond flavour instead of vanilla because I was looking for a kind of sugar-cookie like flavour. It was a nice little twist--give it a try. By the way, mine yielded three dozen, not two dozen like the recipe listed. Thanks again!
Almond flavour is a great idea, thanks! (I couldn't remember how much they made, I didn't want to over estimate, lol.)
Will try this out and might do a mayo cake as well. I can recommend Sainsbury's Basics is around 50p or so for 470ml (basic mayo size) and it is really a good mayo.
I visited the site for another reason entirely, but saw the photo of these cookies and had to try them out. They melt in your mouth and the flavor is entirely unique! Problem is, I've given myself a bit of a sore tummy from eating these in lieu of dinner. Just a testimony to how good they are. :) I also used 1/2 whole wheat flour, 1/2 almond meal to increase the healthiness factor and they were still excellent.
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I am soooo making these! They look yummy scrummy :)
So I kept seeing this recipe appear and I decided to try it out. I am actually not a fan of mayo at all; but once I understood mayo was replacing eggs- These were delicious and so easy to make! Moist, airy pillows that were gone within a few minutes of coming out of the oven! thanks!
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