Ever since the chocolate chip became a household staple in 1939, Americans have professed a fondness for the tiny tasty treats. The dark rich chips seem to make any dessert that much better. Here are some Denver favorites for chocolate chip desserts.
Santa Fe Cookie
303 16th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0919

This little cookie shop is a one of kind. One dollar will get you three chocolate chip cookies. Yes, only one dollar, and it’s a honor system. While the “cookie lady” pulls hot cookies from the oven, you take your three cookies and leave a dollar. It’s that easy and that good. Just try to get out the door without taking a bite first. The cookie lady makes more than chocolate chip cookies too, there are also sugar cookies, almond crisps, cupcakes and brownies.

Treats from Tony’s Market (Credit, Kimberly Lord Stewart)

Tony‘s Market
4991 E Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO
(303) 770-7024

With five locations across Denver and in Castle Rock, Tony’s Market is known for all kinds of fine foods, including chocolate chip desserts. A mini-bundt cake is a dark chocolate cake studded with chocolate chips. The caramel chocolate chip brownie consists of layers of dense chewy brownie with caramel and chocolate chips. There is a cookie to match that is a cross between a chocolate chip and and toffee-turtle cookie.

Muffins from My Favorite Muffin (Credit, Kimberly Lord Stewart)

My Favorite Muffin
1750 16th Street Mall
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0060

Matt and Gina Goswick have built a family of five My Favorite Muffin shops around town. Among the dozens and dozens of muffins, it offer two chocolate chip muffins, a yellow cake with chips and a dark cake with chips. Each is a generous size and full of chocolate chips. They are perfect for an afternoon treat or a good excuse to have a sweet treat in the morning.

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Cake Crumbs
2216 Kearney St.
Denver, CO 80207
(303) 861-4912

Cake Crumbs makes you smile. Maybe it’s the cakes, maybe the pies or perhaps it’s the chocolate chip cookies. Whatever you decide is your favorite, your day will be better for stopping by. As for chocolate chips desserts, loyal followers swear it has the best chocolate chip cookies in town. Cake Crumbs also makes a lovely vanilla chocolate chip cake that can be filled and frosted with just about any flavor or color.

The Market at Larimer Square
1445 Larimer St.
Denver CO 80202
(303) 534-5140

Few can remember when Lodo wasn’t, well, Lodo. The Market remembers. It has been around since 1983. One of the reasons for this mainstay is its coffee bar and treats to go with. Chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip muffins are just a few of the choices to test your will power. The outside patio is a must to enjoy a treat and a cup of coffee on a warm Denver day.

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Kimberly Lord Stewart is a food author and journalist for CBS Denver local, Organic Food Reporter for Examiner.com, and the Food, Wine and Spirits editor for Denver Life magazine. Her book, “Eating Between the Lines” tells readers about the truth and myths of food labeling. Stewart is the recipient of two Association of Food Journalist awards for food news reporting and the Jessie Neal Business Journalism award. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.