Making weed cookies, otherwise called cannabis cookies is one of the easiest things to do. The procedure does not require master culinary skills, nor does it take a lot of time. Having the best recipe for weed cookies, ingredients, kitchen appliances, and some excitement is all you need to make some sumptuous weed cookies.
Cannabis enthusiasts are always looking for new, fun ways to enjoy weed. In the past, smoking a joint was the primary option of consuming the plant. However, thanks to the power of invention, consumers can find cannabis in numerous forms, such as sublingual’s, concentrates, oils, topicals, patches, and most importantly, edibles.
Edibles have become increasingly popular in modern-day cannabis culture, and for good reasons. Not only do they offer a better, safer alternative to smoking weed, but they are also discreet and have long-lasting, intense effects.
This piece covers an easy, fun, and fast recipe for making infused cannabis cookies that will quench all your marijuana-centered needs.
Before embarking on this baking adventure, there are certain things you need to prepare. Being prepared equals a seamless and faster process.
Choosing a strain to make weed cookies
Pick a strain that will meet your needs as a consumer. Do you want a body high, a cerebral buzz, or a unique mix of the two? Each strain delivers an experience that is unique to its cannabinoid and terpene profile. Ensure you do your research to determine which strains are a good fit for recreational or medical consumption. Once you do this, you can go to the next step…
Decarboxylate your cannabis
Decarboxylation refers to the process of heating cannabis at a temperature of about 220°F to 250°F (104°C to 121°C) for half to three-quarters of an hour. The high temperatures activate the cannabinoids in the marijuana to easily interact with the human endocannabinoid system.
For this recipe, we shall melt the butter, add cannabis, and decarboxylate it to make cannabutter. Cannabutter is THC and CBD-infused butter. It plays a primary role in making cannabis-infused edibles like cookies, brownies, pasta sauces, and chocolates.
Basic information about weed cookies that everyone should know
While the information highlighted below might be obvious to regular cannabis consumers, it does go a long way in educating novice ones. For anyone well versed with edibles, we suggest skipping right to the recipe. As for the rest, let’s continue…
Method of administration
Cannabis cookies or edibles, in general, are ingested orally, just like one would consume gingerbread cookies, shortbread cookies, or macaron cookies. They can be consumed raw, with beverages, or with a wide selection of dessert dips. The limit is one’s own imagination.
The potency of the weed cookies/edibles
It is nearly impossible to determine the precise dosing of edibles/cookies when making them at home. This is because of the varying weight and measurement of the ingredients used in the process. As a rule, everyone making weed cookies at home is advised to start from the lowest dose and increase it in subsequent baking sessions until they achieve their ideal potency.
Onset of effects of weed cookies
Just like food, weed edibles have to go through digestion before the THC and CBD are absorbed in the bloodstream. When fresh cannabis is heated, THCA (a non-psychoactive cannabinoid acid) is converted to THC. The latter is later absorbed in the body, digested, absorbed into the blood, and finally metabolized by the liver to 11-hydroxy tetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH-THC). This final metabolite is highly permeable and easily penetrates the Blood-brain barrier to induce highly potent effects.
The processes of digestion, absorption, and metabolism can take quite some time. This is why it takes 30 minutes to 2 hours before the effects present. Consumers are advised to wait at least an hour before taking more weed cookies to avoid overconsumption.
Duration of effects
It takes quite some time before the body digests, absorbs, and metabolizes the THC and CBD from the cannabis cookies and for these cannabinoids to reach the endocannabinoid system. A high induced by edibles/cookies will peak 2-3 hours after the effects present and last approximately 6-8 hours. In some cases, it may last up to 12 hours depending on dosage, consumers’ physiological factors, and amount ingested.
Without further ado, let us get started on what brought you here…how are weed cookies made?
Weed cookie recipe
Ingredients and other essentials
- 5 grams of cannabis (not required if working with cannabutter)
- 130 grams of Butter (necessary to make cannabutter if not preprepared)
- Two eggs
- Sieved 250g of all-purpose flour
- A pinch of salt
- 120 grams of sugar
- Add-ins of your choice. It could be nuts, chocolate chip, almonds, shredded coconut, raisins, etc.
- A reasonably sized saucepan (medium or large)
- Baking tray
- A large mixing bowl
- Baking paper
Make delicious, potent cannabis cookies by following the steps below;
How to make weed cookies step-by-step
Step 2: As the oven heats, take your cannabis and use a grinder to produce a fine powder. Afterward, place the 130 grams of butter in a saucepan and melt it at low temperatures to avoid burning it and harsh smoke. Add the ground cannabis and leave it for 30 to 40 minutes to properly activate the THC and CBD.
Step 3: When time is up, use a strainer or cheesecloth to sieve the mixture.
Step 4: You can now begin to add the other ingredients into the cannabutter. First, add the two eggs and sugar and mix with a wooden spoon or a hand mixer. Gently add small portions of the all-purpose flour to steer clear of lumps. Salt can be added at this point or after the cookies are ready, depending on individual preference.
Step 5: This is the step where we leave it to you to get creative. Include your preferred add-ins and own the recipe.
Step 6: Let the dough rest for around 10 minutes.
Step 7: Once rested, cut the dough into small pieces and start making round balls while placing them on the parchment paper covering the oven tray. If you want to spice things up, you can use different moulds to produce various cookie shapes and sizes.
Step 8: Put the baking tray in the preheated oven and let the cannabis cookies bake for 10 minutes or until you can spot a change of color to brown (the edges).
Step 9: Remove the baking tray and let the cookies cool to your preferred temperature.
Step 10: Enjoy your sumptuous cannabis treat.
As you can see, the process of making weed cookies is quite simple. With a few ingredients and the right equipment, you will be on your way to enjoying cannabis in one of its most popular forms.