Many cannabis users choose cannabis edibles due to how potent and enjoyable they are. Edibles come in all kinds of delicious forms. Plus, when you eat a marijuana edible, it can give you the effects of THC for anywhere from 4 to 12 hours. Plus, you can even make edibles yourself, with one of the most popular options being cannabis cookies.
Anyone can make cannabis cookies at home and all you need is some high-quality cannabis flower, some butter, and a few pieces of kitchen equipment. You’ll need to decarboxylate your cannabis first and you’ll also need to cook your decarbed weed into cannabis butter. However, once you’ve done this, making tasty weed cookies is surprisingly straightforward.
Here’s a guide on how to make the best cannabis cookies at home.
How To Decarboxylate Your Weed
Before making any kind of cannabis edibles, you need to decarboxylate your weed. You can use any kind of cannabis strain – some people prefer indica strains for soothing effects, some people like the uplifting effects of sativa strains, and others prefer the balanced properties of hybrid strains.
Whichever strain you choose, preheat your oven to 245ºF, cover a baking tray in parchment paper, and spread your cannabis across the tray in small, dense buds. It’s best to use around 7 to 10 grams for your first batch, although you might want to decarboxylate more weed if you’re planning to make a bigger batch of cannabis butter.
Leave your weed in the oven for around 30 to 45 minutes. This will activate the THC in your weed, meaning it’ll be active once it’s cooked into butter and eaten. Without decarboxylation, your cannabis edibles won’t get you high. After 30 to 45 minutes, you can remove your tray from the oven and leave it on the side to cool. The next step is to make your cannabis butter.
How To Make Cannabis Butter
You can’t simply cook raw, decarboxylated weed into cannabis cookies. First, you need to infuse the THC into a cannabis condiment. Cannabis butter is the best condiment to use for baked goods, especially as you can use it in all kinds of recipes for cookies, brownies, cakes, and other delicious treats. Here’s how to make cannabis butter with your decarboxylated weed.
7-10 grams of weed
1 cup of butter
1 cup of water
Step 1: Grind your decarboxylated weed and place a saucepan on medium heat. Add a cup of butter and a cup of water for every 7 to 10 grams of cannabis you plan to use – if you’re planning to use more than 10 grams, add an extra cup of each. You can then add your ground weed to the mixture.
Step 2: Once the butter melts, reduce the heat of the saucepan to around 160ºF – 180ºF and stir your ingredients thoroughly. Allow the mixture to simmer for 2 to 3 hours while stirring occasionally. During this time, the THC from your weed will bind to the fats in butter, infusing it with psychoactive properties.
Step 3: Remove your saucepan from the heat and grab a clean, glass jar. Carefully strain the infused cannabis butter into the jar through a cheesecloth or strainer – this will separate the butter from the leftover plant matter. Once you’ve strained all the liquid into the jar, seal it and place it in the fridge to harden.
Usually, it only takes around 3 hours for your cannabis butter to harden. However, you may want to leave it in the fridge overnight to be sure. Once you’ve made your batch of cannabis butter, you can use it to make tasty cannabis cookies and other edible creations.
How To Make The Best Cannabis Cookies
Cannabis cookies are the perfect psychoactive snack whether you’re looking for recreational effects or medical perks. Not only are they mouth-wateringly delicious, but they provide a potent, long-lasting high that can suit all kinds of users. Here’s how to make the best chocolate chip cannabis cookies.
- ½ cup of cannabutter
- ½ teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 ⅓ cup of flour
- 1 egg
- A handful of chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375ºF and cover a baking tray in cooking spray or cooking oil to prevent sticking.
Step 2: Take a mixing bowl and add your cannabis butter, sugar, and egg. Mix before adding flour and mix again.
Step 3: In a smaller bowl, combine your flour, salt, and baking powder and mix thoroughly. You can then add these ingredients to the larger bowl and mix everything thoroughly. Add a handful of chocolate chips and mix once more. You should be left with thick cannabis cookie dough.
Step 4: Start scooping balls from your cookie dough of around 1 by 1 inch and place them on your baking tray. Spread your cookies out evenly to avoid them sticking together. If you’re making a large batch of cannabis cookies, you may need to use multiple trays.
Step 5: Place your tray in the preheated oven for around 10 to 12 minutes. This should give them time to bake and harden into delicious chocolate chip cookies. You can then remove the tray from the oven and leave your cookies on the side to cool. Once they’ve cooled, place them in a sealable container and put them in a cool, dry place.
Remember that cannabis cookies can be extremely potent. It’s best to only eat one at a time or even try half of a cookie to see how potent they are before trying more.
Making cannabis cookies is an incredibly fun project for any cannabis fan. You’ll end up with a tray full of delicious treats that can give you the same kinds of effects you’d expect from vaping or smoking weed. With that said, cannabis edibles can be extra strong, so use them responsibly.
If you don’t feel like baking cannabis cookies, you can simply buy cannabis edibles from a dispensary. Users in NY and DC can find cannabis flower strains, concentrates, edibles, vapes, and much more at Purple Penthouse.