Mike admits that he's never made a cookie from scratch. Never? Like not even as a kid? What kind of childhood did he have? I don't know that I know the proportions off the top of my head. Are they allowed to look at the recipes on the package? Probably not. Time starts and everyone runs around in a cooking flurry. Cookie Monster is surprised to see Tiffany weighing her ingredients, and he describes his cooking philosophy (which mirrors my own): "Me just throw stuff in bowl and mix and hope for best."
Tiffany is making a shortbread cookie. Blais is, of course, using liquid nitrogen and he tells Elmo that he's using zucchini. They have a cute scene together. Blais looks like a Muppet. Angelo, like Mike, hasn't really made cookies on his own before. What kind of life are these people living? Do they not eat cookies or only buy them from bakeries or what? That's just sad. The Muppets see Mike knock an orange on the floor and start heckling him, which is awesome. Muppets should always heckle Mike in every challenge. Dale laughs that Mike is someone who eats a lot of cookies, so it's surprising that he's never made them. Oh, SNAPPLE.
Carla explains that she makes cookies all the time as a caterer, and she first made cookies when she was in Girl Scouts. Dale is making a cookie out of potato chips. See? Stoner food. The Muppets start heckling him, and Dale interviews that he knows he's not allowed to curse at them, which sucks. Antonia thinks that Dale is "a cookie cheater" for making a no-bake cookie, since he's just throwing ingredients together and calling it a cookie. Blais is freezing something. Who knows what the hell is going on over there? Cookie Monster is eating the tablecloth. Antonia's chocolate cookies look terrible. They're very flat. There are many reasons that can happen -- old baking powder, ingredients too warm, etc. She explains that they taste great, even if they don't look great. I would wreck one of those cookies, for sure. Everyone plates their cookies and time is up.
Padma and the Muppets head to Antonia's station first. Antonia made dark chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips, fresh caramel glaze and sprinkles. Elmo says he can taste the white chocolate and Telly comments that they are gooey and melty. Look, I know that Elmo didn't REALLY eat the cookie and that it was the guy with his hand up Elmo's ass, but let's just go with it here, okay?