Publix Sprinkle Cookies

Publix Sugar Cookies

Do you have a Publix near you? Do you love the sprinkle cookies?

If you’re from the southeast, you’ve likely tried Publix sprinkle cookies and know these are the ultimate sprinkle cookies. ;)

Everyone knows these are the BEST! They’re extra soft and buttery, chewy and coated in all the rainbow sprinkles. Nonpareils to be exact!

The sprinkles add the perfect texture. They’re just a classic and we can’t get enough.

If you’re not familiar with Publix, before 2020 they would give a free cookie to any child who entered the store. You’d just pass by the bakery and ask- there was always someone handing them out!

I hope they bring that back soon because Gracie enjoyed quite a few sprinkle cookies while I shopped. She loves going to Publix- for the cookies and to visit her dad at the pharmacy. ;)

Check out this girl loving her Publix trips!

Publix Sprinkle Cookies
Publix Sprinkle Cookies
Publix Sprinkle Cookies
Publix Sprinkle Cookies

I just realized this girl always goes for chocolate cookies. Takes after her dad! I go straight for the sprinkles! haha

Publix Sugar Cookies

Are Publix’s Cookies easy to make?

Yes! You can totally make these at home, hassle free! They’re simple to put together, the dough is easy to work with and rolling it in the sprinkles is so much fun!

Gracie loooooves to help with this recipe! I’m working on filming her making this one to share here. Rolling in the colorful sprinkles and making a huge mess is her favorite part!

The dough is truly simple to make. A classic combination of eggs, butter, flour and sugar makes this dough a nice, soft and workable dough.

Let it chill for a bit, roll the dough and then roll in sprinkles.

Let it chill again. This step is important. If you skip chilling before baking, the cookies will turn out flat. The chilling makes them puff in the oven to the perfect thickness!

Bake for just a few minutes. They’ll still look a little wet when you take them out of the oven, but let them sit on the baking sheet and then transfer to the cooling rack. They will set over time!

Once they’re fully cool, they’re ready to be enjoyed. You can eat them as they are, or for even more fun, make them into ice cream sandwiches. There’s no right or wrong way to enjoy these! ;)

Publix Sugar Cookies

Do you have a Publix near you?

If you’ve never been to Publix, you’re going to need to find your way there at some point! It is such a neat supermarket. My favorite of all, that’s for sure!

Mikey also works as a pharmacist for Publix so it’s definitely our go-to for groceries! Grace loves going there too!

Next time you’re around one, go into the bakery and buy a package of Publix Sprinkle Cookies. I hope they’re BOGO when you go!

If you make this recipe, I hope you send me a photo or tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see your yummy cookies :)

Publix Sugar Cookies
Publix Sugar Cookies

Publix Sprinkle Cookies

Sophia Inza
Sugar Cookies straight from the Publix Supermarket Bakery. Fluffy, chewy and so delicious!
Prep Time 5 hours 23 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 23 minutes
Course cookies
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1-1.5 cup sprinkles


  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extracts until light and fluffy- typically about 4-5 minutes. 
  • Add the flour, corn starch, baking soda, and salt and beat on low speed until combined, 1-2 minutes. 
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 2.5 hours before baking.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the sprinkles into a bowl and set aside. Prepare a plate you'll use to pop them back in the fridge for a few minutes.
  • Roll the dough into 1.5-2 inch balls and roll in the sprinkles. Then place on that plate and pop them in the fridge for 20 minutes or so.
  • Quickly transfer to the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart, and bake for 8-9 minutes until they are mostly set but the centers still look a little gooey/wet. These cookies should not change color or brown at all.
  • Let them rest on the baking sheet for another 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to fully cool.
Keyword cookies, dessert

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