Copycat Publix Calypso Cookies Recipe

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We have a neighborhood grocery store called Publix, where I buy the most delicious freshly-baked cookies from the bakery every once in a while. These Publix calypso cookies are a bit nutty, have a hint of coconut, and are soft and chewy. I love those cookies!

I’ve tried figuring out Publix’s recipe so many times, but I have never been able to get it quite right…

Though my most recent experiment actually turned out so good that I think I might like it better than the Publix Calypso Cookies original!

publix calypso cookies recipe

I added a bit of pineapple, and that little extra bit of sweetness and fruit completely changed the entire flavor of the cookie, yet it still somehow tastes like the original.

It’s different, yet the same…only better!

publix calypso cookies recipe

Publix Calypso Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

1 stick butter (room temperature) or 1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup oats (leave whole)
1/4 cup oats, ground in a food processor
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 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
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter (or coconut oil), sugars, milk, vanilla, 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.

Comments

  1. mom says

    The ingredients on the box of Calypso Crunch Bites from Publix this week doesn’t have pineapple or oatmeal in them.

  2. Kim says

    These looked wonderful, but they did not work when we tried to make them! The batter was dry and unable to form actual cookies.

  3. Sue says

    I purchased two packages on Saturday (Metro Atlanta). The Bakery Manager said they hadn’t had them in a few weeks and was pleasantly surprised to receive them last week. I adore this cookie!

  4. says

    I found these scrumptious cookies for the first time today. Never seen them before today at my orange city, fla Publix store. They taste like what my mother used to make.back in the 1960′s. she stored them in freezer and she couldn’t figure out how they were disappearing. HA!

  5. Kassidee says

    Hey! I found a copycat recipe years ago and LOVED it, but lost it. I tried this one and found the same as another reader. They’re crumbly like pie crust and won’t hold together. I think it’s because there’s no liquid at all – I mean, butter and coconut oil are just fat. I added an egg because I’ve never seen a cookie recipe without one. That helped them hold together. The taste was good, but I definitely, definitely missed salt. I will make those two changes again next time. It’s a good jumping off point though! And I agree – I like it better with oats and pineapple than the original.

    • says

      Thank you for the feedback! I tried these again this weekend and added an egg and two tablespoons of milk. Was NOt good. LOL The egg made it too hard for me. They’re supposed to be soft and crumbly. I tried them again the next day with a few changes and they were better – I’ve updated the recipe with my changes!

  6. Mike says

    Jennifer I too love the Calypso Crunch cookies from Publix. I have discriminating taste buds and I swear I taste a hint of Sweetened Condensed Milk in the Publix cookies I eat. I hope you might get to try a recipe with that in the mix and let us know how it works out.

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