The Best Copycat Recipe for Publix Calypso Cookies

If you love Publix Calypso Cookies from the Publix bakery, then you'll love this copycat recipe! These cookies are just as light and buttery as the original, with a hint of nut and coconut for a delicious taste.

Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a tasty treat to bring to a party, this copycat recipe for Publix Calypso Cookies will be sure to please!

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Why you are going to LOVE our Calypso Cookies Recipe

I have always loved Publix Bakery Cookies, and when they suddenly stopped selling the Calypso Cookies, it was a major tragedy for fans of Publix Bakery Cookies!

The calypso cookie recipe at Publix was a bit different, if you can recall their calypso crunch bites. But you are going to love these cookies too, and you can always omit the dried pineapple if you don't want to use it.

If you like cookie recipes, you are going to love my most popular Cookie Recipe! I made these Banana Bread Cookies a while ago and this recipe is still going strong on Pinterest!

Calypso Cookies

Where can I find the Printable Recipe Card?

If you would rather skip all of my cooking tips, important information for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom, where I have a printable recipe card just for you!

I know that a lot of people are old fashioned and like to have a printed out recipe card.

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Are you looking for other Cookie Recipes like our Publix calypso cookie recipe?

If you love cookies, then you are in for a treat! We love baking cookies over here and share new cookie recipes all the time! Like this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies Recipe!

Here are the Ingredients that you will need to make our version of the calypso cookies Publix recipe

If I recall correctly, the calypso cookies Publix sold did NOT include pineapple. That was just something that I ended up adding when trying to figure out the Publix calypso cookies recipe when they stopped selling them.

At the time, since they were off store shelves, I had no way of figuring out what the Publix calypso cookies ingredients where.

See the printable recipe card below for exact quantities of each ingredient.

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Why you should make this this Copycat Cookies Recipe

If you're looking for an easy way to enjoy the flavor of Publix's bakery-style Calypso Cookies, then this copycat recipe is the perfect solution! It takes just 20 minutes to make these cookies that have all the flavor and texture of the original.

The coconut really stands out in this copycat version, giving the cookies a tropical taste while maintaining the same traditional taste you expect from Publix cookies.

No matter how you decide to enjoy them, you won't regret making these Calypso Cookies - they are just as amazing as the original Publix cookies!

Calypso Cookies

Directions for making this Calypso Cookies Recipe

You will love the light, buttery texture of these yummy homemade treats. Share the recipe and your cookies with friends and family and enjoy the sweet taste of homemade Publix Bakery Calypso Cookies!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the butter (or coconut oil), white granulated sugar and light brown sugar, milk, pure vanilla extract, egg and almond extract and set aside.

In a blender, grind your oats until they are a fine powder. Then add the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and oats to your butter mixture. Beat well to combine all of your ingredients.

Once combined, add the pineapple, coconut and pecans to the Publix cookie batter and beat at low speed for about a minute.

Scoop out heaping spoonfuls of the dough and roll into balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet one inch apart and bake in the preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool on a bakers cooling rack.

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Allow your Publix cookies to cool before enjoying.

Top tip

Enjoy these delicious cookies with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot tea!

Calypso Cookie Substitutions and Variations

You can easily customize this cookie recipe by switching things up a bit!

  • Chocolate Chips - Add semi-sweet chocolate chips to make them even sweeter!
  • Chocolate Dipped - Dip these cooled down cookies in melted chocolate!
  • No Pineapple - You can omit the pineapple with no issues!
  • Ice cream - Try adding a scoop of ice cream on top of one of these delicious cookies

The important part of making - and enjoying - cookies is to have FUN with them! Like this Banana Split Cookies Recipe! It is something that I came up with while playing in the kitchen!

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The Best Copycat Recipe for Publix Calypso Cookies

Author Jennifer


  • 1 stick butter room temperature or ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¾ cup oats leave whole
  • ¼ cup oats ground in a food processor
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup dried pineapple or you can use half a can of crushed pineapple, strained through cheesecloth and patted dry with a paper towel
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter (or coconut oil), sugars, milk, vanilla, egg and almond extract and set aside.
  • Grind your oats in blender until a fine powder, then add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and the oats to your butter mixture. Beat well to combine all of your ingredients.
  • Add your pineapple, coconut and pecans to the batter and beat at low speed for about a minute.
  • Scoop by heaping spoonfuls and roll into balls. Place one inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
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