There’s no point in burying the lede: These chocolate brownie cookies are so good, they literally made me cry the first time I ate them. At work. In front of coworkers I had only started working with a few months prior.
As our small team gathered around the cookies to try them for the first time, I took my first bite. I remember my first thought: “It feels inappropriate to be eating these at work.” I remember what I first said: “What is happening inside my mouth?” And then I remember my very-new-to-me colleagues turning to me as I started crying. This is not hyperbole. Literal tears. Folks, they were that good.
Thankfully, working at America’s Test Kitchen Kids means that my colleagues were delighted by me crying over how good the cookies were, and continue to bring it up to this day.