Back when the snickerdoodle and the Thin Mint were nothing more than dance crazes, sock-hopping teens secretly wished for tiny candied Frisbees to complement their moves. Wishes do come true with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of warm cookies, ice cream, milk, and sweets from Tiff's Treats, with locations in Addison, Dallas, Plano, and Richardson. Orders must be placed online, and this Groupon is good for pickup or delivery and can be used toward delivery fees.
Tiff's Treats, a cookie-centric bakeshop that began as a University of Texas campus cookie dispenser, mixes 10 varieties of cookie dough fresh daily to create a menu of oven-warm confections, ice cream, and milk. Boxes of one dozen ($9.49) or two dozen ($17.99) cookies in varieties such as chocolate chip, white-chocolate almond, and oatmeal raisin make a gourmet predinner snack for families of dinner ruiners. Traditional pairings such as milk ($1.29/0.5 pt.) and Blue Bell ice cream ($3.25/pt.) enhance cookie flavor and cleanse palates in between bites. Patrons can create well-rounded desserts with packages such as the variety pack ($18.50), which contains one dozen cookies, four brownies, and two half pints of milk. Gift packaging with a message balloon ($3.99–$4.49) celebrates occasions such as birthdays or graduating summa cum laude from kindergarten.
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.