Breakfast, lunch or dinner; when would you like to have a tasty and decadent meal? Regardless of when you decide to inject a relaxing or trippy punch into your diet, the right recipe is all you need for a bespoke experience. Here, however, we shall take a look at a simple recipe for homemade weed cookies where you can pick between whether to add chocolate chips, coconut oil or vanilla extract for extra flavour.
In addition, we shall take a step-by-step guide on making homemade edibles (cannabis chocolate chip cookies), the key ingredients and tools required, the process of creating cannabis-infused butter and how to get the right high.
Ingredients, Tools and Instructions
Feel free to adjust the ingredient amounts in this recipe, as it is meant to yield 5 dozen marijuana cookies. Additionally, our guide will help you bake soft options. Nevertheless, you can use your favourite recipes when making weed pastries. Merely replace the oil in your cookbook for canna oil. For example, you can use cannabis-infused coconut oil.
Moreover, you can make further alterations to our cookie dough recipe if you are particular about having dairy or gluten in your diet. The following are ingredients you need before you start preparing cannabis chocolate chip cookies.
- All-purpose baking flour, at least two and a quarter cups. You can use gluten-free varieties.
- Vanilla extract, one tablespoon will do.
- Two eggs.
- Half a cup of regular butter. Remember you can go with dairy-free ones.
- Half a cup of marijuana butter. If you do not know how to make this, we have a section that gives you a step-by-step guide.
- A tablespoon or two of maple syrup.
- At least two cups of chocolate chips. You can search for dairy-free varieties.
- Three-quarters cup full of granulated sugar and another with brown sugar.
- A teaspoon of baking soda.
- A teaspoon of salt.
As for tools, you will need the following:
- A baking sheet or baking tray.
- An oven, obviously!
- A whisk or hand mixer.
- A spatula.
- At least two bowls for mixing.
- And parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray.
Step-by-Step Guide for Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies
Assuming you have your cannabis butter ready, you can proceed with the guide. If not, check out the recipe in the next section, then come back for the tutorial on our simple week cookie recipe.
Step 1: Ensure you preheat the oven to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celcius.
Step 2: In a small bowl with your cannabis butter at room temperature, cream it along with the brown sugar while adding the granulated sugar. With your whisk or hand mixer, blend them all until the dry and wet ingredients become a fluffy mishmash.
Step 3: Dissolve your baking powder into hot water, then add to your mixture. Afterwards, you can stir in your vanilla extract. Next, you will need to beat in the eggs. To ensure the eggs get evenly distributed through the blend, do this one at a time.
Step 4: In your medium-sized bowl, measure one cup of the flour, add baking soda and salt, then sift the mixture together. Repeat this until you use up all the flour intended for your cannabis chocolate chip cookies.
Step 5: In the bowl with the wet ingredients, pour in the chocolate chips while stirring. Ensure even distribution throughout the mix. You can use a spatula to help you spread the chocolate chips out.
Step 6: In the larger bowl, pour in your wet ingredients slowly while stirring the mixture to finish up with making the cookie dough. Remember to add the dry ingredients a little at a time to ensure the blend hardens evenly. Also, a spatula will be simpler to use, but you can use your hands and a little elbow grease to finish faster while ensuring the chocolate chips are evenly spread.
Step 7: Make cannabis cookie dough balls by scooping the chunks (the size boils down to your personal preference) onto the baking sheets with parchment paper lining them (also depending on the number of cookies you are making). Alternatively, you can use the non-stick cooking spray if you lack parchment paper. Ensure you space the dough balls out evenly while pressing them to get your preferred thickness.
Step 8: Depending on the size of the cannabis chocolate chip cookies, you can adjust the time they spend inside the oven. For example, small ones will need to be inside for about 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, while large ones require a lower temperature of 325 degrees Fahrenheit but a longer 18 to 25 minutes. In addition, whether you want soft or crunchy weed cookies has a bearing on the duration. For instance, if you want them chewy, use the lower end of our time estimates, while crunchy ones will have to stay in the oven for longer.
Step 9: Once the cannabis cookies are golden brown, you can remove them from the oven. The edges of the cookies will start browning first, so try to keep a lookout. Allow them to cook on the cookie sheet for about two minutes, then remove them to cool elsewhere.
Step 10: Feel free to enjoy your cannabis edibles! If you made enough for a party and then some, you can store the excess in an airtight container in your fridge for about 7 days. If you want a reliable supply, you can chuck them in the freezer, where they will remain edible for 8 weeks.
Figuring out the correct dose to take could mean the difference between enjoying a movie or tripping so hard you want to quit.
The Cannabutter Recipe
Whether you are experimenting with pastries or want to add a dose of happiness to your favourite recipe, working with weed-infused butter or oil is the first step. Nevertheless, the process of making cannabis edibles can be quite tasking if you do not have the countertop machines that help to decarboxylate and imbue marijuana in cooked or baked goods. Hopefully, you will find this article helpful in making all things cannabis.
Ingredients and Tools
- Two sticks of regular butter
- Half an ounce of marijuana. Ensure you have ground the leaves and buds and have removed all the stems and seeds.
- One cup of water.
- A double boiler to help reduce the heat you will need for the process. You can set up a simple one with a bowl over a stockpot if you do not have one.
- A filter.
- Baking sheets.
Step 1: Ensure you have all your ingredients with you. The potency of your cannabis edibles will depend on the amount of marijuana you use for this recipe. Thus, you can check out the next section to ensure you do not over-or-under do the dosage.
Step 2: Start with decarboxylation of the weed by placing it on a baking sheet with parchment paper on top. Next, please put it in an oven set to 240 degrees Fahrenheit and leave it in for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Step 3: Put your double boiler on the stove and fill it with water until it touches the bottom of your bowl. Alternatively, you can use a stockpot with a bowl using the same process. Once done, ensure it starts boiling before proceeding. Ensure the bowl sits on the edges of the stockpot and do not use one made from materials that can melt.
Step 4: Reduce the heat when the water is boiling and add your butter to the top bowl. After it has melted, you can add the prepared weed. Since THC in marijuana is fat-soluble, it needs to stay in the mixture for a few minutes for the infusion process. Remember you are free to use dairy-free butter, margarine or coconut oil.
Alternatively, some people do not like to have specs of weed in their marijuana edibles. Thus, you can use cheesecloth instead. First, wrap the ground cannabis with the cheesecloth, ensure that no specs will escape it, and mix it with the melted butter. You can achieve this burrito wrapping by folding or rolling it and using cooking string to tie it together.
Once done, you can place the cannabis “tea bag” into the melted butter while making sure it is fully immersed. Then, you can use a spoon to push it down.
Step 5: You can add a cup of hot water to the bowl to help immerse the cannabis in the butter. The purpose of the water is not to dissolve the THC but to help heat the weed for extraction. If you did not use a cheesecloth, hot water is unnecessary.
Step 6: Using a heatproof lid, cover the stockpot or double boiler and let the mixture sit on the stove for 3 to 6 hours. The longer you steep cannabis in butter, your cannabutter will become more potent. Consequently, you can remove the mixture from the fire at the three-hour mark if you want a polite high and leave it for longer for a strong dose.
Step 7: After three hours of steeping, the cannabis butter will have the green colour you expect. Turn the heat off and remove the bowl with oven mitts to avoid burning your hands. If you used a cheesecloth, remove it from the butter with a spoon and put it aside. Remember to squeeze out any leftover liquid from the weed “tea bag” before setting it aside.
On the other hand, you can use a filter to remove the marijuana specs from your butter. A funnel and a cheesecloth will do fine as they will not pass through any particles. Here, you will have to wait for gravity to do its thing and drain out the butter from the funnel.
Step 8: Allow the cannabis-infused butter to cool to room temperature in a bowl or a different container. If you add hot water, you can transfer the mixture into a pan for cooling as this will allow you to drain the water when the butter turns to its typical solid form. Again, you can use a filter if you leave it inside the bowl.
Step 9: You can store the cannabutter in the fridge for a few hours before you make cannabis chocolate chip cookies with it. Also, you can use the cannabis-infused blend for numerous recipes by replacing it with any mention of butter in your favourite cookbook.
The Right Marijuana Potency for Your Edibles
Eating marijuana cookies made in your own kitchen means that you need to pay attention to the potency you will get. But, of course, if you are going to stick to your cookbook for recipes, the amount of butter required will vary. Thus, it can be tricky to regulate your desired dosage.
Luckily, you can find numerous potency calculators online to help you manage how high you get from the cannabis edibles. However, it is vital to know the THC content of your pot before you determine how many weed cookies you can make.
Still, it is difficult to be exact when figuring out the level of psychoactive effects you will experience from your cannabis cookies. If you miss the mark on your first try and your cannabis chocolate chip cookies are not potent, do not double the amount in your next batch, as you can go way overboard. Hence, try to be moderate when doing your calculations and adjusting the recipe. After all, practice makes perfect.
Frequently Asked Questions on Making Marijuana Cookies
1. How long will my cannabis chocolate chip cookies stay potent?
THC becomes less potent with time, so saving up some joints means they will not hit as hard further down the line. If you use our awesome recipe for cannabis chocolate chip cookies or make weed edibles, the THC will remain potent for about half a year. Consequently, you can store your canna oil for a while and use it in any cookie recipe you want. Plus, like regular food, when your cannabis cookie starts to smell off, it is time to throw it out.
2. Can I use oil instead of butter for my cookie recipe?
You can use various oils like coconut, olive, avocado, canola, and walnut to infuse marijuana. Since THC is fat-soluble, you have free range on what to use for your next cannabis-related recipe.