Gallery: Scenes from the 5th Annual Cookie Takedown

Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt Cookies
Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt Cookies
The people's choice for second place!
Guests enjoy the offerings
Guests enjoy the offerings
Lemon Thyme Love Drops
Lemon Thyme Love Drops
The thyme toppings gave these cookies a nice seasonal look.
The Judge
The Judge
Judge Seth Unger claimed to have been recently fired from Keebler for being too tall. He used a lemon as a palate cleanser between cookies.
Contestants
Contestants
This mother-daughter team made Cinnamon Smoke Chocolate Chip Cookies.
More guests, more cookies
More guests, more cookies
Even more smiles and cookies
Even more smiles and cookies
Contestants
Contestants
This team offered up tasty homemade mallomars: a peanut butter cookie topped with marshmallow fluff and chocolate.
The People's Choice!
The People's Choice!
The crowd gave Sasha Kari third place for her Drunken Chocolate Pigs, a cookie with bourbon, bacon, chocolate chips, maple, and sea salt.
The Judges' Choice!
The Judges' Choice!
The Judges gave third place to Katie Clark for her Fluffer Nut Jobs, a cookie made with peanut butter, marshmallow, chocolate chips, and pretzels.
Cookies
Cookies
Chocolate Pistachio Double Chip Cookies. That's chocolate chips and potato chips, if you were wondering.
Mom's Cookies
Mom's Cookies
This guy made Mom's Cookies, from a recipe he lifted from his mother.
Matt Timms and The Winner!
Matt Timms and The Winner!
Takedown mastermind Matt Timms with Susan Palmer, who won first place for both the judges' and the people's choice. She also won last year's takedown! Impressive stuff.