anyone know how to import the sponge cookbook plugins in intellij and run them
They are gradle projects so you can import the projects the normal way for gradle, see the docs - https://docs.spongepowered.org/en/plugin/workspace/idea.html#gradle
how do i run them with spongeforge
Just put them in the mods folder.
does not work
More than likely, some plugins are a little out of date with the API. Especially after the Great Event Refactor, all of the plugins need to be re-updated for the changes.