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The Ultimate Denver Cookie Guide

Where to find the best chocolate chip cookies in Denver

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You don't get much more traditional than a chocolate chip cookie for dessert. But everyone has their favorite style, and opinions on the matter run strong. Crispy? Flat? Soft? Undercooked? Big? Small? Classic? With a twist? There are too many ways to count and too many cookies to sample.

You're in luck. We sampled for you so you can just sit back and relax without all the legwork that is hunting for the best cookie in the city. Whatever your preference, there is a spot in Denver where you can find it. From ice cream parlors, to coffee houses, traditional bakeries, pie shops, and cozy cafes, these are our favorite cookie purveyors in the Mile High City.

Note: Map points are listed in random order and are not ranked. Did we miss your favorite cookie spot? Show it some love in the comments, send us an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. St. Mark's Coffee House

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2019 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-8384
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These cookies come in the shape of squares, which leads us to believe they are baked as slabs and then cut off the pan. They are slightly undercooked, which allows for the taste of melted butter to really shine through. If you prefer soft to crunchy, this cookie is your all-star.
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2. SUGAR BAKESHOP

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277 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 458-5432
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This one is technically cheating, because it's not a chocolate chip cookie. This is a s'more cookie. With graham cracker baked into the bottom. And a marshmallow and chunk of chocolate on top. It deserves to be on this list.
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3. Spinelli's Bakery • Ice Cream • Coffee

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4628 E 23rd Ave
Denver, CO 80207
A neighborhood gem, Spinelli's offers these cookies in both the coffee shop and the grocery store across the street. They are large and textured, and on the crunchier side. They are salty, but not overtly. And let's not forget to mention the generous amount of chocolate chips.
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4. Victory love + Cookies

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3200 Irving St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-7194
This cookie allows the chocolate to be the star of the show. They are thin and dense, but magically still soft. They also come in packs of four, because one is never enough.
Victory Love + Cookies

5. Black Eye Coffee

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800 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 955-1205
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These bad boys come with a generous amount of salt sprinkled on top, which is a fun take on the classic. It's the smallest on this list, but it is rich and the size allows for an even texture throughout each cookie.
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6. Little Man Ice Cream

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2620 16th St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-3811
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We know what you're thinking. What is an ice cream shop doing on this list? Well, did you know Little Man serves ice cream sandwiches? On chocolate chip cookies? Now you know. Get the cookie made with salted Oreo. Double the cookie, double the fun.
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7. Pajama Baking Company

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1595 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 733-3622
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This is probably the most classic option on this list. It's for true purists, who want the best version of the original. It's brown around the edges and soft in the middle, just like your mom made them.
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8. Santa Fe Cookie Company

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303 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0919
First, you should know that it's only $1 for three cookies. Second, this place runs on the honor system, so have cash! Last, try a bunch of flavors but make sure you get the chocolate chip. They are more crunchy than soft, but if you get there early, they are still warm.
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9. the long i pie

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2400 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80205
This is the biggest cookie on the list. And it's kind of two cookies in one because of the size. It's browned and crispy on the outside, with a super soft and almost gooey center. Shareable? Yes. Will you want to? No.
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10. Vert Kitchen

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704 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 997-5941
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This is also a classic cookie, but a little more undercooked than most. It's not super full of chips, but you'll definitely get chocolate in every bite. It's big, too, which never hurts.
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11. Sugar Mill

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2461 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-3540
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A temple to all things sweet, but also a fun casual eatery, Sugar Mill makes an all-American chewy chocolate chip cookie that through simplicity steals the show from many other desserts in the case.
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12. City Bakery Cafe

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726 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
Classic and simple, this is the yang sweet ending to your ying sandwich lunch. There's plenty of chocolate and just enough crunch to win you over.
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1. St. Mark's Coffee House

2019 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
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These cookies come in the shape of squares, which leads us to believe they are baked as slabs and then cut off the pan. They are slightly undercooked, which allows for the taste of melted butter to really shine through. If you prefer soft to crunchy, this cookie is your all-star.
2019 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80206

2. SUGAR BAKESHOP

277 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Sugar Bakeshop
This one is technically cheating, because it's not a chocolate chip cookie. This is a s'more cookie. With graham cracker baked into the bottom. And a marshmallow and chunk of chocolate on top. It deserves to be on this list.
277 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

3. Spinelli's Bakery • Ice Cream • Coffee

4628 E 23rd Ave, Denver, CO 80207
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A neighborhood gem, Spinelli's offers these cookies in both the coffee shop and the grocery store across the street. They are large and textured, and on the crunchier side. They are salty, but not overtly. And let's not forget to mention the generous amount of chocolate chips.
4628 E 23rd Ave
Denver, CO 80207

4. Victory love + Cookies

3200 Irving St, Denver, CO 80211
Victory Love + Cookies
This cookie allows the chocolate to be the star of the show. They are thin and dense, but magically still soft. They also come in packs of four, because one is never enough.
3200 Irving St
Denver, CO 80211

5. Black Eye Coffee

800 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
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These bad boys come with a generous amount of salt sprinkled on top, which is a fun take on the classic. It's the smallest on this list, but it is rich and the size allows for an even texture throughout each cookie.
800 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203

6. Little Man Ice Cream

2620 16th St, Denver, CO 80211
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We know what you're thinking. What is an ice cream shop doing on this list? Well, did you know Little Man serves ice cream sandwiches? On chocolate chip cookies? Now you know. Get the cookie made with salted Oreo. Double the cookie, double the fun.
2620 16th St
Denver, CO 80211

7. Pajama Baking Company

1595 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
Pajama Baking Company
This is probably the most classic option on this list. It's for true purists, who want the best version of the original. It's brown around the edges and soft in the middle, just like your mom made them.
1595 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

8. Santa Fe Cookie Company

303 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
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First, you should know that it's only $1 for three cookies. Second, this place runs on the honor system, so have cash! Last, try a bunch of flavors but make sure you get the chocolate chip. They are more crunchy than soft, but if you get there early, they are still warm.
303 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

9. the long i pie

2400 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80205
the long i pie shop
This is the biggest cookie on the list. And it's kind of two cookies in one because of the size. It's browned and crispy on the outside, with a super soft and almost gooey center. Shareable? Yes. Will you want to? No.
2400 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80205

10. Vert Kitchen

704 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80209
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This is also a classic cookie, but a little more undercooked than most. It's not super full of chips, but you'll definitely get chocolate in every bite. It's big, too, which never hurts.
704 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80209

11. Sugar Mill

2461 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
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A temple to all things sweet, but also a fun casual eatery, Sugar Mill makes an all-American chewy chocolate chip cookie that through simplicity steals the show from many other desserts in the case.
2461 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

12. City Bakery Cafe

726 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203
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Classic and simple, this is the yang sweet ending to your ying sandwich lunch. There's plenty of chocolate and just enough crunch to win you over.
726 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203

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