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Seven Places to Find Vegan Cookies in Denver and Boulder

Vegans crave Christmas cookies, too.
Vegans crave Christmas cookies, too. Flickr/SaraJane
It really isn’t the holiday season until you’ve eaten a ridiculous number of cookies. For vegans or those who don’t do dairy, conventional cookies aren’t so sweet a treat. Fortunately, these seven spots offer cookies completely free of eggs, butter and other dairy. Leave some for Santa — or keep them all for yourself!

click to enlarge The Gluten Escape has options for everyone, whether you're looking to ditch gluten, eggs and dairy, nuts or soy. - THE GLUTEN ESCAPE
The Gluten Escape has options for everyone, whether you're looking to ditch gluten, eggs and dairy, nuts or soy.
The Gluten Escape

The Gluten Escape
7255 South Havana Street, Centennial
303-694-9999

The Gluten Escape creates a variety of sweets made without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy protein or peanuts. Biscotti, granola bars, cupcakes, brownies and breads are all made fresh. For vegan cookies, varieties include agave oatmeal raisin, gingersnap, fruit thumbprint, pecan pie thumbprint and agave banana walnut.

Watercourse Foods
837 East 17th Avenue
303-832-7313

Watercourse Foods is best known for a completely vegan menu filled with hearty comfort foods, so a cookie for dessert fits right in. The scout cookie is a take on the classic Samoa filled with walnuts, sweet potatoes, coconut and chocolate. Wash it down with one of the creamy milkshakes — pumpkin spice, chocolate peppermint, matcha, or a classic vanilla or chocolate.

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Kristen Kuchar is a Colorado writer covering craft beer, food and travel. For Westword, she explores vegan dining and the state's artisan beverages, such as cider and mead.