Sugar cookies in a row.

Whether you prefer sprinkles or sugar crystals, our bakery department has the perfect sugar cookie for you. They’re soft and chewy on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside — pure bliss. You’d be hard-pressed to find somebody who’s able to eat just one. Publix Bakery sugar cookies are one of our customers’ favorites. Fans across the country reach out to us on social media to let us know how much they love these delectable treats. Though they give off the look of a normal sugar cookie, they’re anything but — they’re extraordinary! Take a behind-the-scenes look at this popular Publix treat.

Sprinkle cookies and sugar crystal cookies

Get the Facts

One of the things we get sent most is pictures of children shopping and enjoying their favorite sugar cookie. Check out these sweet facts you probably didn’t know about our cookies:

  • Last year, we used 1.6 million pounds of sugar to bake more than 48 million sugar cookies.
  • One sprinkled sugar cookie contains over 300 sprinkles.
  • Our cookies taste so fresh because they’re baked in our stores daily.
  • There is one secret to our recipe we’re willing to share! We let the cookies finish baking on the pan out of the oven for the last few minutes of their baking time.
  • Our recipe is vintage. For more than 20 years, we’ve used a precise combination of ingredients to give our sugar cookies the perfect texture.
  • We offer 10 different colored sprinkle combinations throughout the year for different occasions.

Sugar cookies with bites taken out.

Free Cookie Program

Did you know kids can get a free cookie in our bakery as part of our free cookie program? This longstanding tradition has little ones asking their parents to make the bakery their first stop, and for good reason! More than 10 million cookies are given to kids through our free cookie program every year. Do you have memories of being a child and receiving a free cookie in the bakery?

Child customer reaching for bakery sprinkle cookie.

How cool is that? Did you know there’s even sweet merch you can buy to show your support? Now that you’ve gotten to know our sugar cookie secrets, check out some secrets behind our chocolate chip cookies. Head to your Publix Bakery and pick up a box and tell us on social media which you prefer: sprinkles or sugar crystals?

Matthew L.

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Matthew started with Publix in 2009. After working his way up to a Publix Manager, Matthew decided to make a change from retail and pursue his passion for writing. Matthew enjoys hearing stories from the people he's writing about and loves the Publix culture. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, son and their dog. They love to explore all that Central Florida has to offer.

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