The 5 Sweetest Places to Get a Cookie in Denver

When you think of the word Denver, it’s easy to find yourself thinking of football, a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains, and remembering the fact that it’s the highest city in America at one mile. But did you know that Denver actually has some uniquely awesome bakeries that make amazing cookies? Whether you’re a Colorado native or are visiting the Mile High City, be sure to check out our picks for the five sweetest places to score delicious cookies!

The Santa Fe Cookie Co

This company is a bake shop that specializes in made-to-order cookies and who believe in receiving payment for their goods by the honor system. They offer a wide selection of everyone’s favorite cookies and customizable cookies, as well as vegan and gluten free options to be able to share the joy of baking their delicious treats for everyone. Their menu also extends to other sweet items such as cupcakes, Chocolate Mousse, a variety of cakes, and more.

Established in 1986, this establishment is ran by a local family that takes pride in their baked-to-order cookies and treats. Along with their baking services, they also offer catering for weddings and other events that need something a little extra sweet.

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Customers call this place a hidden gem for cookies and other sweet treats. Their glowing reviews describe the cookies as soft, fresh, and delicious. Fan favorites include the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and of course regular Chocolate Chip.


Local bake shop Gateaux offers custom cookies, cakes, tortes, and even breakfast pastries that you can’t help but notice their display case full of amazingly designed treats as soon as you walk into the colorful storefront and smell the heavenly aroma of every baked good they offer. Gateaux has been named The Best Bakery in Denver for eight of the past ten years by 5280, Denver’s Magazine, and has even been featured on the Food Network.

Gateaux, most famous for its popular Tea Cookies, is staffed completely by pastry chefs trained in culinary school, and each team member is dedicated to baking only the best sweet treats and breakfast pastries for their patrons.

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Visitors talk about how friendly the staff is, how they handle their needs, and how beautifully designed and exciting each of their sweet creations are. They also love the staff’s performance when it comes to creating custom order cookies for special occasions.

The Colorado Cookie Company

This bakery is located in the Lakewood area of Denver and along with their decadent cookies, they offer a selection of brownies, biscotti, and an array of gifting options for their sweet treats. You can also order custom decorated cookies, cookies in a giant cake form, and even decorating kits for parties to craft your own special cookies.

Whether you just want a treat for yourself or you’re planning to treat others, this shop has you covered! Gifting and sharing options such as platters, gift baskets, and theme boxes for their cookies give you a more creative avenue to share the love of sweets with those you care about. Their services include same-day delivery in the Metro area or free in-store pickup on all orders placed.

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Patrons love this little shop’s gift boxes, baskets, and variety platters and use them for many of their loved ones’ special occasions. The fan favorites include their Peanut Butter with White Chocolate Chips, Ying Yang Cookies, and their Sugar Cookies.

Sugar Bakeshop

Whether you’re looking for cookies, custom cakes, muffins, pastries, or even just a good cup of coffee, the Sugar Bakeshop is another great option. Their funky little café area has a unique touch, a functioning typewriter that sits in front of a wall plastered with personal texts. Another wall is decorated with whimsical black and white photos of animals, and they have a chalk menu board that hangs above the register. When it comes to their sweets, they offer a selection of delicious cookies including their own custom order sugar cookies that can be decorated any way you like for any occasion as well as their take-and-bake cookies.

Established in 2008, this little bakery takes making fresh, quality cookies and other sweet treats seriously and everyone understands the process of what it takes to produce their culinary delights. Even when it comes to making their coffee and other beverages, they only strive for perfection. They also work hard to create a peaceful, warm environment in which their goods can be enjoyed and truly appreciated.

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Customers rave about the pleasing aesthetic of Sugar Bakeshop. Fan favorite cookies include their S’mores variety and Oatmeal, and they absolutely love their Popsters, Sugar Bakeshop’s gourmet take on a certain popular pastry.

Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies is perhaps one of the most unique bakeries we have here on our list, and this is primarily because they keep slightly different hours than your average bake shop. They are up making and delivering their tasty cookies, brownies, cookie cakes, ice cream, and even cold milk until 3AM. Yes, you read that right! You can get your fix with Insomnia Cookies just about any time, day or night! They can be delivered in a variety of ways, such as two cookies with milk, a six pack of cookies, the Sugar Rush 12 pack, and more. They offer your standard fare as well as more unique flavors, plus their deluxe cookies, cookies in the form of a cake, and Cookiewiches.

Founded in 2003 in a college dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania by Seth Berkowitz, Insomnia Cookies went on to become a chain of over 100 locations that specializes in delivering warm cookies to those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth at all hours. 2006 saw the opening of their first storefront and they’ve been expanding ever since!

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When it comes to Insomnia Cookies, customers love their availability to deliver warm, delicious cookies almost any time they are craving one. Their Macadamia and White Chocolate, Double Chocolate Mint Cookies, and the Deluxe Reeses Peanut Butter Cup cookies come highly recommended by many.