Marijuana can have some pretty incredible health benefits. But the damage that smoking can do to your lungs might concern you. Luckily, edibles have come a long way. Gone are the days of your cousin’s pot brownies. Now, there are tons of different types of edibles to choose from. In addition, edible cookies have become increasingly popular in recent years.
If you want to make delicious, mouth-watering cannabis cookies, you’ve come to the right place.
Preparing to Make Edible Cookies
Whether you’re making the cookies yourself or buying them from a trusted source, such as medpharmok.com, there are a few things you need to know before you begin.
First, you need to know what kind of strain will work best. You can make weed cookies from virtually any strain, depending on the type of effect you’d like them to have.
For a more uplifting effect, try a Sativa-based strain. To calm down, try an Indica. If you want something that’s a little of both, hybrids are the way to go.
The Decarboxylation Process
Unfortunately, you can’t just grind up weed and dump it in your marijuana edibles. In order for your marijuana cookies to be effective, you’ll have to decarboxylate your bud.
Like smoking, weed is only effective if you’ve applied heat. Decarboxylation is the process of applying heat to release these effects.
There are several different methods of decarboxylation, from heating in the oven to cooking sous-vide. All processes will take several hours, though.
Making Cannabis Cookies
Infusing decarboxylated weed into butter or oil is the easiest way to add it to your cooking. THC easily absorbs into fat, making these the perfect substances.
It’s recommended you start with smaller doses of cannabis, especially if you’re new to edibles.
Once you’ve made your cannabutter, you’re ready to make your cookies.
For our recipe, you’ll need these ingredients:
- One egg
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup softened cannabutter
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter (or less if you want to use more cannabutter)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips (optional)
Combine your dry ingredients first. Then, fold your sugar into your butter mixture. You can do this using a mixer in a medium setting for 2-3 minutes.
Next, beat the vanilla extract and egg into the sugar-butter mixture. Fold in small scoops of the dry ingredient mixture and fold gently. You can add chocolate chips if you’d like.
Be careful to be gentle with the ingredients. Overmixing can create an unsavory gummy texture.
Now, form your cookies and bake at 375 F for about 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. And voila! You’ve got delicious cannabis cookies!
Ride the High
Now that you know how to make delicious edible cookies, you’re ready to enjoy a guilt-free high that lasts. But, of course, you can also use almost any cookie recipe you want. Just replace the regular butter with your newly made cannabutter!
Check out our Lifestyle section for more great recipes and cooking tips! We’ve covered you whether you want cannabis-infused foods or a regular delicious meal.