Why in the world didn’t I think of this ingenious idea first? I mean, truly, besides a soft comfortable bed, beautiful pink peonies, or a cute puppy, is there anything better in this world than a warm chocolate chip cookie? No. A resounding no. I love the very definition of Tiff’s Treats: deliver (or for pick up) warm cookies (several flavors to choose from). You can add cold milk and/or several flavors of Blue Bell ice cream, or even a Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso. What a fun, happy treat to surprise someone with — or just to give to yourself. The company was founded by two UT college kids who thought, “if pizza is delivered hot, why not warm cookies?” See?…ingenious! With 3 locations in Austin and 5 in the Dallas area, it is about time that Houston received a store. Rejoice.
I live outside of the Houston Tiff’s Treats delivery area, so I picked up my cookies today. I don’t live that far, but I would have driven further to devour warm, soft cookies. I tried three kinds, and their brownie. The box was fairly large — holding, easily, 18 cookies and the two, very large brownies. All stacked neatly by genre, separated by parchment, in a foil lined box that kept the treats super warm and gooey. So, here is my favorite:
The Chocolate Chip Cookie. It is my favorite in life, and my favorite of the 4 flavors we tried (including the brownie). Simple. American. Delicious. Soft. Warm. A little bit of crispness to the outside, but really just a nice, soft, warm, gooey-chipped cookie. Does life get better? I ate the first (and second) bite in my car to get the maximum warmness. Yes, even in my car, a Chocolate Chip Cookie smells as sweet (and tastes as delicious!).
The second bite went to the M&M. Nothing fancy about this cookie. Simple. Sweet dough with M&Ms. Same warm temperature, same soft texture. Same goodness. Nothing super exciting about it, except maybe the M&Ms. But still a nice, yummy cookie.
The Peanut Chocolate Chip was my third sample. Same warmness, same softness. Too subtle peanut butter, though. I mean, either be a whale of a peanut butter cookie or go home. It needed more of a peanut butter pop.
THE Brownie. The most perfect food on Earth. This brownie was tasty. It was huge. Soft. Warm. The edges were a little crunchy (which is obligatory to me with a brownie). Chocolate chips on top. Thick and substantial. A good consistency. A good brownie.
Prices: I think Tiff’s Treats are very reasonable. 1 dozen cookies: $9.75. 1 Brownie: $1.99 (huge brownies). You can get special packages, too. For example: The All Nighter: 2 dozen cookies and 2 Starbucks Frappuccinos ($23.00). Or the Small Birthday: 2 milks, 2 dozen cookies, a birthday balloon, and a birthday box ($24.00). There is also this thing called the Longhorn Special, which this Aggie will refrain from commenting on, but if I lived in Austin and if I was a Longhorn, this package is pretty cute.
I don’t know that these are the very best cookies I have ever eaten. I think many better cookies come out of many a home kitchen. However, the fact that we can call upon Tiff’s Treats at any time for a fresh, hot batch of any kind of cookie you want wins the prize today. And, don’t get me wrong, they were good! Furthermore, the staff was super nice and the cookies really did put a smile on my face. Note: If you need to send me a gift in the future, just know that I think receiving warm cookies from Tiff’s Treats would be the cat’s meow. Ingenious!
3800 Southwest Freeway, Suite 128
Houston, Texas 77027