If the Olympic committee won't reward your winter endeavors with fresh-baked cookie medallions, it's time to find a new cookie supplier. For $10, today's Groupon gets you the cookies to commemorate any achievement with $20 worth of delicious cookie specimens from Tiff's Treats Austin the Austin Chronicle's Best Goodies in Town. Whether you are a cookie connoisseur or have been wondering your whole life what a cookie tastes like, follow your unrelenting sweet tooth to wholesome baked how-do-you-dos. Credit will be issued for any unused portion of your Groupon.
Tiff's Treats began as a student-operated cookie machine for the late-night cravings of University of Texas students and has grown into a cookie operation that spreads chocolate-chip joy to all who have pastry-sized holes in their belly. Quality ingredients and time-tested baking techniques give rise to a fleet of delicious cookie species from steadfast chocolate chip to butterscotch chip, sugar, peanut butter, M&M, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, and more. When you place your order, know that the rich flavor-circles are prepared fresh and gooey for you to pick up and bring back home for Cookie and a Movie Night. A cookie in the jar is another cookie that's off the streets and promised a warm bed for the night. Exercise your confectionary good Samaritanism and reward your good-natured gesture with a delicious, gooey cookie.
You can redeem this Groupon starting February 22. Extra charge applies for delivery. Not valid April 19–23 or May 7–9, 2010.
The Austin Chronicle says Tiff’s Treats has the “Best Sweets/Goodies” in town:
- Diabetic coma notwithstanding, a week without Tiff's is like a week without sunshine, happiness, unicorns, or love. Fortunately, all of that can be assuaged with a quick phone call or click of the keyboard. – Austin Chronicle
Citysearchers and 88 Yelpers give the Tiff’s Treats on Nueces St. 4.5 stars, 96% of Urbanspooners like it and four Yahoo! Local users give it three; Yelpers give the Research Blvd. location 4.5 stars:
- I have never had better service from a local company than I have had with Tiff's Treats. On two separate occasions [sic], my receptionist had ordered cookies on my behalf but had typed in the wrong address. Tiff's Treats' staff called back each time while the driver was already at the incorrect place to get the correct address and reroute the delivery to the proper place. They are always courteous when I call and really do deliver the best warm cookies, better than my mom used to make! – jana5, Citysearch
- I've been the lucky recipient of a Tiff's Treats basket a couple of times and the cookies are quite tasty. I've had several different varieties and all are great. The brownies are also good, but I like the cookies better. They deliver on time and the cookies are invariably still warm. I've also sent them a few times and they are a great value and much more appreciated than flowers. – membeth, Citysearch
- I buy these cookies for at least three clients a week! They love them. If you are in sales...figure out when their next big meeting is and have two or three dozen delivered. Tiff's Treats will even put your stickers on the box, with a ribbon and a note. It's perfect. Try it! – kaileychristi, Citysearch
It was a fateful night in January 1999 when the bellies of college sophomores Leon and Tiffany started to rumble. The two UT Austin students convened at Leon's apartment, where they whipped up a batch of chocolate-chip cookies in his oven. As they chewed on the warm, gooey fruits of their labor, the pair was struck by the idea to sell these freshly baked cookies to their fellow students. They began delivering treats to their peers during evening study breaks before expanding their customer base to include parents and Austin residents, all the while renting the back kitchen of a local restaurant to accommodate the growing demand.
Fifteen years later, the indulgent lure of Tiff's Treats has helped Leon and Tiffany open 13 locations throughout Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Within these bakeries, kitchen crews sculpt fresh dough into 10 types of cookies, supplementing the gooey morsels with decadent brownies and signature Tiffwiches—vanilla Blue Bell ice cream sandwiched between two warm cookies. Bakers hand-deliver batches every day, pulling them fresh from the oven instead of the overheated engine block of the delivery car.