Who doesn’t love cookies? There are few things in this world as wonderful as the smell of freshly baked cookies. What makes them even more special? Add cannabis.
Today, we are going to combine cookies with another one of our favourite aromas – cannabis.
Discover how to make delicious infused cannabis edibles, and let’s explore together the importance of decarboxylation and picking the right strain.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Things to Know Before Cooking Cannabis Cookies
Before we get started on the actual baking, there are some important topics to discuss. First, we have to all get on the same page about picking your bud, determining how much to use, and what to do about decarboxylation.
What is Decarboxylation?
Cannabis flower (dried flower, bud, marijuana) is filled with cannabinoids capable of beautiful things. That said, the majority of the cannabinoids inside your bud are in their inactive form.
And by inactive, we mean that cannabinoids are not yet capable of acting on our endocannabinoid system. At least not in the way required to produce a cannabis high.
To help you understand, let’s focus on the primary cannabinoid behind the cannabis high, THC. Inside dried flower, what you find are Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) compounds.
After THCA is decarboxylated, it becomes THC and can potently target our cannabinoid receptors. It’s kind of like how you need to pop your popcorn before you can enjoy it.
What about CBD?
The story is similar for CBD, except without the high. Inside cannabis plant material, we find cannabidiolic acid (CBDA).
After undergoing decarboxylation, these compounds convert to the more familiar CBD. While CBD does not make us feel high like THC, it affects our central nervous system when decarboxylated.
Practically speaking, you normally don’t need to worry much about decarbing when smoking, vaping, or dabbing. In all of these situations, the heat provided converts the acidic compounds into their active counterparts.
That being said, if you want to make edibles, you will need to focus on decarboxylation. If you were to eat dried flower, the THCA compounds inside would not get you high. Only after the dried flower has been properly heated, the converted THC is ready to be enjoyed.
To decarb your cannabis, you can lay your bud on a baking sheet and place them in the oven. Here’s a good guide to decarboxylation to make sure you decarb your bud perfectly.
Picking the Perfect Strain
Now that we understand why we will be decarbing our bud let’s take a step back.
What cannabis strain should you use for making infused cookies?
Picking the right strain is an important step. The quality of your starting material will impact the quality of the final edible product. Furthermore, the cannabinoids and terpenes inside your strain will be what end up in the edibles.
For advanced cannabis cooks, the precise terpene content and how it pairs with food is a big concern. It is incredible how infused foods can be paired, especially regarding the entire meal plan.
You should also pay attention to the THC and CBD content of your starting cannabis strain. Keep your tolerance in mind, as well as those with whom you may share the cannabis edibles.
Finally, go with your gut when it comes to picking sativa, indica, or hybrid strains.
Generally, there is no best option. It is all about what you prefer. If you are a sativa person, go with a sativa strain.
On the other hand, go with indica strains if you prefer the deep relaxation that follows. However, the type of strain you choose to use will largely have no effect on the end result as you’re ingesting the THC instead of smoking it.
How Much Weed to Use
There are a lot of variables at play here. It depends on what you plan to do with your edibles and how long you want to store them.
For example, when making cannabutter for your cannabis cookies, it is better to decarb and infuse a good amount at once and then use the cannabutter for several recipes. You can also freeze the infused butter until you are ready to use it.
If you’re seeking a dairy-free alternative, find an infused coconut oil recipe online. Cannabis-infused coconut oil goes perfectly with cookies, including peanut butter and sugar cookies.
For more information, check out our article on how to make edibles such as cannabutter and cannaoil.
What You Need to Make Cannabis Cookies
While nothing on this list is complicated, it’s what you’ll need. Thankfully you probably already have all of these things in your kitchen. Here is what supplies you’ll need to make this delicious recipe:
- Bowls, small and large
- Cookie or baking sheet (baking tray)
- Electric mixer (optional)
- Parchment paper (optional)
Alright, got all of that? Now, let’s turn to the pot cookies themselves. Here is what you’ll need to make these incredible cannabis chocolate chip cookies:
- 3 cups of flour (gluten-free alternatives can go here)
- 2 eggs
- 1-2 cups of chocolate chips
- 1 cup cannabutter (or infused coconut oil for dairy-free)
- 1 cup white or granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. hot water
- 1/2 tsp. salt
There you have it! Now gather up all of your supplies and get ready to bake some awesome cannabis chocolate chip cookies.
How to Make Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies
Alright, now to the fun part. It’s time to make some cannabis chocolate chip cookies.
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.
- Cream the cannabutter and sugars in one mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs, and then stir in the vanilla extract.
- Dissolve the baking soda in hot water and add to the mixture in your bowl.
- Grab your larger bowl, sift the flour and salt into it. Now, stir in the butter mixture from the first bowl. Add the chocolate chips.
- Prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper. Taking large spoonfuls, scoop the cookie dough onto the paper. You’ll want 24 cookies evenly spaced apart (if you want to use a second cookie tray, then go for it).
- Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until browned as you like it.
- Let your weed cookies cool, and then enjoy moderately!
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Cannabis Cookies – Sweet and Delicious
That wasn’t so hard, was it? Now you know how to make some wonderful cannabis chocolate chip cookies.
Remember to pick the right strain, calculate the THC dosage, and decarb your bud before the actual baking process. And make sure to properly label and store these cannabis cookies to avoid accidental consumption, especially by children.
We hope you enjoy all the delicious weed cookies you can now make!