This is a simple but tasty biscuit recipe. You don't taste the mayo, but it gives the biscuits a light and fluffy texture. For rolled and cut biscuits, use just enough milk to hold it together.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, milk, and mayonnaise until just blended. Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

  • Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

133.5 calories; 2.8 g protein; 16.6 g carbohydrates; 4.2 mg cholesterol; 312.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2004
Yum! These biscuits come out very light and fluffy with a rich (but not too rich) taste and mouthfeel. If you don't have self-rising flour (like me), use 2 cups less 4 tsp. sifted flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
Sad to say, these were not good. I followed the recipe exactly, and the batter was the consistency of pancake batter...not good for biscuits. The texture was mealy and the flavor was thin. My husband took one bite and no more. very disappoint...is the recipe correct? Read More
(15)
543 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 104
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 19
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2004
Yum! These biscuits come out very light and fluffy with a rich (but not too rich) taste and mouthfeel. If you don't have self-rising flour (like me), use 2 cups less 4 tsp. sifted flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, and 1 tsp. salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2006
Very Delicious! This is more the texture of a light roll, than a biscuit. I did not have self rising flour, so I put 2 cups all purpose flour in a bowl, then took out 4 tsp. and then added 3 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp salt. You must use real mayo, not Miracle Whip. Don't even rate the recipe if you use miracle whip, because the roll will not have much flavor. The batter will be sticky, so just use a dash of flour to help if need be. I used about 2 tbsp. of the mixture and just dropped it on the baking sheet. They cooked in exactly 12 minutes. So good!!!! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2003
So simple, SOOOO GOOOOOD! Made 4 batches in 3 days. Great as is. Added 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives and 1 teaspoon dried parsley to one batch. In another batch, I put a base amount on the baking sheet then added a spoonful of raspberry jam and covered it with another layer of biscuit dough and sealed the edges = Fresh Hot Scones. This recipe is too good. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
I've been making Mayonnaise Biscuits my whole life and absolutely love them. The only thing I do differently is I drop the dough in muffin tins instead of on a baking sheet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2007
Just what I was looking for. Quick & easy to make. Great with jam and butter. ------------------- Helpful hint: mix mayonnaise and flour(& baking powder and salt, if needed) together first. I always use my hands and knead together until coarse/crumbly. Then add milk (little by little) and with a large spoon fold liquid into mixture. Leave lumpy - I know, I know, but it works best this way!!! Will turn out better than the corner bakery :) All done with mixing and baking in under 20 minutes (15, depending on oven, etc.) -------------- Funny story: first time I tried this, it was for a special added touch to our normal eggs and ham. I always make a mini "tester" batch to share with my husband before I try anything new for us & the kids. Well, these were so good and done so fast, by the time he got downstairs to share... well, they were all gone! Luckily I had already had a few more mini ones going so he really never knew (Shhh...) Haha! Well, needless to say we made them for the kids too & our breakfast was WONDERFUL! It's like biscuits made our usual that much more like a little cafe :) Recipe makes perfect amount but is easy to half/double too. Anywho, hopefully this lets you know just how great and fast they really are :) Super great recipe. Will use again often & will pass along to friends and family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
These biscuits are great! I needed something besides the standard cornbread to serve with ribs and coleslaw and I came upon these. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out light and fluffy. Don't be afaid of the mayo, you can't taste it! These biscuits look like you spent a lot of time kneading and cutting dough - these take no time at all. I can't wait to experiment with them by adding some herbs and cheddar or parmesan cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
Best biscutis I ever made! I used 3 Tbl light mayo and 3 Tbl canola oil, 1 cup of buttermilk. I think a biscuit has to have buttermilk in it ;) These were the most tender, moist biscuits ever! I cooked them in my lightly oiled cast iron skillet, 425 degrees for 13 min. then broiled the tops for a minute. This will be my "go to" biscuit recipe from now on ;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
These are the best tasting, fluffiest biscuits I have ever made. Adding the mayonnaise sounded a little strange, but this recipe is a keeper! The family loved them. None left over either! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
In my opinion, it should be better than 5 stars. This recipe was DELICIOUS ~ I couldn't stop eating them!!! I didn't have self-rising flour so instead I used: 2 cups of regular flour minus 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Excellent recipe - Thanks a lot. I will definitely be making these again!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
Sad to say, these were not good. I followed the recipe exactly, and the batter was the consistency of pancake batter...not good for biscuits. The texture was mealy and the flavor was thin. My husband took one bite and no more. very disappoint...is the recipe correct? Read More
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