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How to Make Cannabis Cookies

Step aside, brownies. Cannabis infused cookies are a real crowd favorite! You can make pot cookies from scratch using a few simple ingredients. Gather your cannabutter or infused THC or CBD coconut oil, and re-create some of our favorite infused, dispensary grade cookie recipes right at home. We’ve got classic chocolate chip cookies, gingersnap cookies with a delicious drizzle of infused caramel over the top, peanut butter cookies, and a re-imagined version of Grandma’s oatmeal cookies coming right up. Ready to get baking? Then here’s how to make pot cookies to die for.

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Here’s How to Make Weed Cookies

1. Chocolate Chip Weed Cookie Recipe

Cook Time = 15 minutes

Ready in = 30 minutes

*Extra time needed for decarboxylation and amount of time will depend on decarb method

Note: *Extra time needed for decarboxylation and amount of time will depend on decarb method. If using the Nova decarb will take 1.5 – 2hrs.

Follow this weed cookie recipe on YouTube, or follow the recipe below.

Required Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted, melted butter
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ¼ ounce to ¾ ounce of decarbed flower, the amount depends on desired strength
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips
  • Cannabis

Note: Feel free to add a variety of different flavors and ingredients to this recipe per your preferences.

Required Kitchen Equipment
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or rubber spatula
  • Greased baking sheet
Directions
  1. Decarb your herb using the oven method or for best results, use a Nova decarboxylator. When your weed is decarbed, grind it into small pieces to mix into cookie dough.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease two baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
  3. Mix 2 cups flour, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and decarbed bud in a large bowl, set aside.
  4. In a second bowl using a mixer, cream together ¾ cup of melted butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and ⅓ cup white sugar. Beat in 1 tablespoon vanilla, the egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.
  5. Mix in dry ingredients until incorporated. Using a spatula, fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto your prepared cookie sheets, being sure to leave a few inches between each cookie.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are light brown. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring to wire cooling rack. As with all edibles, start slow until you know your tolerance level.
  8. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days. (Hint: To keep them moist, store a single slice of bread in the container with them.) For even longer freshness store the canna-cookies in the freezer and warm them covered in the toaster for an freshly-baked taste up to 2-3 weeks later.

2. Gingersnap Cookies With Medicated Caramel Drizzle

A gingersnap cookie is the perfect holiday gift or treat. Gather around the fire with a few of these psychoactive cannabis cookies and kick up your feet, or enjoy them all year around for a moment of cozy nostalgia.

Required Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ardent Caramel Infusion kit or your favorite local caramel
Required Kitchen Equipment
  • Mixing bowl
  • Greased baking sheet
  • Whisk or rubber spatula
  • Electric mixer (optional)
Directions
  1. Mix decarboxylated kief into the caramel sauce of choice, and place it to the side.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease two baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
  3. Mix sugar and butter together before stirring in the egg and molasses.
  4. Combine dry ingredients and gradually mix well into the dough.
  5. Roll roughly 30 balls of cookie dough, placing half on each baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, or for about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Once cooled, drizzle medicated caramel sauce over each cookie, dosing as you like.

3. Peanut Butter Cannabis Cookies

Peanut butter cannabis cookies can get you an extra protein boost with your dose. These are particularly good before a run or intense workout session with a tall glass of oat or almond milk and plenty of water. Here’s how to make cannabis cookies with peanut butter.

Required Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Cannabutter
  • 1 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Required Kitchen Equipment
  • Mixing bowl
  • Greased baking sheet
  • Whisk or rubber spatula
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease two baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine cannabutter, white sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter in your mixing bowl. Stir well, and beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Combine dry ingredients together and gradually mix well into the dough.
  4. Roll cookie dough into one inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Imprint a criss-cross pattern on each cookie using a fork. Bake until browned, for about 10 minutes.

4. Grandma’s Re-Imagined Infused Oatmeal Weed Cookies

Just like Grandma’s, but better. Here’s how to bake weed cookies your Grandma will never better!

Required Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup Cannabutter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ cups raisins
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Required Kitchen Equipment
  • Greased baking sheet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or rubber spatula
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease two baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together cannabutter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.
  3. Add raisin, water, nuts, and oats to the dough and mix thoroughly. Allow the dough to cool in the refrigerator for about a half hour.
  4. Combine dry ingredients and gradually mix well into the dough.
  5. Roll cookie dough into small balls and place on your baking sheet with two inches between each one. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the cookies are very slightly browned on top.

Other Pot Cookie Recipes to Bake:

  • Cannabis-Infused Cherry Almond Cookies
  • Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
  • Oatmeal Cannabis Cookies
  • Cranberry, Cannabis, and Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Marijuana Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cannabis-Infused Sugar Cookies
  • Coconut Almond Macaroons
  • No-Bake Stoner Chocolate Balls
  • Sriracha and Almond Butter Cannabis Cookies

Our Marijuana Cookies Conclusion

Marijuana cookies are a great way to spread joy. If your batch of cookies is too large to eat right away, make sure to freeze them in an air-tight container to extend their shelf life another 2-3 weeks. Enjoying homemade cannabis cookies? Tag us on Instagram for the chance to be featured on our page!

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Comments

This whole decarbing discussion has been great! Since there cannot be a NOVA in my future $$$, I’ve been doing a bunch of reading/research (ty Ardent and Leafly) and even oven testing. My oven holds a steady 198F so I’m gonna do a 75 mins. batch and play! Then I saw a Magical Butter Decarb kit on Amazon, so I’m gonna try that! Hello, we need an affordable lab, like 23nMe, where people can send in a sample for THC % only. Thanks for those recipes and ALL the incredible educational info you share! Bringing out the Scientist in me!

Awesome machine. My wife hates the taste of the herb, but needs the medication. Smoking is hard on the lungs.
We decarb shatter and then reheat with oil for half an hour, as per your instructions. One gram shatter to one ounce avocado oil, then we put the combined THC/avocado oil into capsules. One sativa pill for day, and one indica pill for evening. This puts our THC levels up where not as much smoking is required.
We also decarb all our flower, just as soon as we get home from the dispensary. Some goes to making hard candies (with herbal taste), the rest we smoke in narrower papers that take less herb, and in smaller bowls. We used to fill our bowl rack, fitted with four bowls, for a single sesh. Now, we rarely finish a bowl on the first sesh, the medication is just so much more effective. That same 4 bowl rack lasts a couple of days now, but we only load one or two bowls at a time because we won’t use it in a day.
We calculated that we would save the purchase price of the NOVA in about six weeks, and we were right, so now we are just reaping the rewards. I’m an economist, so I calculated everything from the cost of shatter, cost of flower, worked out the math for daily use costs, figuring in our THC requirements before we invested in the NOVA. The results are as expected,
All the, “stems and seeds that you don’t need”, (sorry Chech and Chong) go into a jar for later inclusion into hard candies for travel, so we glean as much THC as we can using stuff we used to toss.
The NOVA has completely changed the way we medicate, we are now in a more level state, keeping THC levels more constant, with fewer ups and downs, and way less time investment than smoking every couple hours. This keeps my, “Hey look, I’m walking!” feeling going all day long.

I bought my Nova lift about 3 weeks ago and I am amazed every time I use it because of its accuracy and its multiple uses. I love my Magical Butter machine but it can’t decarb and you have to infuse at least two cups of of liquid to use it. The Ardent can Decarboxylate then infuse as little as a couple of tablespoons of liquid/oil. Sorry Magical Butter Machine…you’ve been bumped to #2. The Ardent Lift is my #1 Cannabis Tool….

Is there an easy way to figure out the potency of each cookie from the first recipe?

If I put in one gram or even two gram of decarbed weed, what will the thc level be per cookie in terms or mg if my starting material is Aprox 19-20%?

This is an easy trick I use to calculate potency. So if the starting material is 20% THC, for each gram of bud there is 200 mg THC present (basically just add another 0 onto the % value to calculate the mg in one gram).
If 1 gram is 200 mg, then to get 2 grams we want to multiply both sides by 2…2 grams = 400 mg.
Then to find out potency PER COOKIE, we want to divide the total mg in the recipe by the # of cookies we are making. So lets say you made 12 cookies and used 2 grams…Remember our total amount is 400 mg so divided by 12 cookies gives us 33.3 mg THC per one cookie.

Hopefully this trick helps you as much as it helps me!

How to make weed cookies at home in many different flavors: try our marijuana recipes for 4 styles of pot cookies Get the most from your cannabis baking now!

Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This is the very best recipe for easy, simple, delicious Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies made using cannabis-infused coconut oil, cannabutter, or cannabis sugar. No fancy ingredients, just a crispy, chewy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth medicated cookie ready in just 30-minutes.

Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing better than biting into that first warm, gooey, perfectly crispy on the outside, doughy on the inside chocolate chip cookie – unless it’s a medicated cookie 😉

Now, it is true. You can use any traditional cookie recipe you have to make a cannabis-infused cookie. Simply swap the fat called for, like butter or oil, for cannabis butter or cannabis oil, and voila – you have an infused cookie!

But if you’re looking for THE perfect cannabis chocolate chip cookie recipe that has been made specifically with cannabis-infused butter or oil – this is it!

Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil or CannaButter

You can’t make weed chocolate chip cookies without THE staple recipe important for every cannabis kitchen: cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter.

Used interchangeably, infusing oil or butter with cannabis is an easy way to extract a broad-spectrum of compounds like CBD or THC)from the cannabis plant and get them into the food you are eating.

You will want to make sure you have this recipe prepared BEFORE diving into making your own cannabis-infused chocolate chip cookies, as the extraction process involves cannabis decarboxylation and takes approximately 4-hours.

Once you have your cannabis oil or butter ready, you can go ahead and prepare these chocolate chip cookies or use it in any other of our delicious cannabis-infused recipes like these mouthwatering cannabis peanut butter cookies and classic cannabis brownies.

Cookies Made With Cannabis Sugar

You can also make these cannabis chocolate chip cookies with cannabis-infused sugar if you have some on hand. It is entirely up to you whether or not you want to use infused oil or infused sugar.

Additionally, you could use both infused oil or butter and infused sugar together for an extra potent batch of medicated cookies.

Before Consuming Cannabis Edibles

Now, if you have never consumed cannabis edibles before, there are some important things I want you to know first. Friends don’t let friends jump into edibles without a little first-hand knowledge of what to expect!

Because it’s true, cannabis edibles CAN totally mess you up if you’re not prepared. Before jumping into eating an entire batch of weed cookies, I want you to remember:

Edibles Can Be Very Potent

Edibles become more potent when enzymes in the liver hydroxylate Δ9-THC to form 11-hydroxytetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH-THC), a potent psychoactive metabolite that readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and causes potential hallucinations!

Edibles Have A Delayed Onset

Edibles have an approximate delayed onset time of 30-minutes to several hours and can have a prolonged duration of effects lasting 6-12 hours, so don’t reach for that second helping so quickly.

When it comes to cannabis edibles, start low and go SLOW! Of course, your experience will be entirely dependent on your own Endocannabinoid system.

It’s Difficult To Know Final Potency of Homemade Edibles

It can be difficult to know what dose you’re starting with when consuming homemade edibles, so start small. There’s a reason they say “get ready for the ride” when you consume cannabis edibles.

Edibles can be a wonderful, fun, enjoyable ride when you go in prepared with a little bit of education and know what to expect!

To make sure you have the safest, best edible experience ever, grab my Beginners Guide to Cannabis Edibles here!

Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies Diet Options

As a certified Holistic Cannabis Practitioner and registered dietitian nutritionist, I work with my students to use nutrition and cannabis to improve their health and wellness.

Many of my clients need to make some adjustments to create their own unique autoimmune diet, and that includes removing certain food groups at times.

Below you will find options for gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and grain-free cookies, as well as cannabis cookies that can be made with CBD oil.

Gluten-Free Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almost all of the recipes here on my blog and in my cookbooks are gluten-free, so I’ve had a lot of time experimenting with gluten-free flour alternatives.

Thankfully for the sake of baking, there are so many great gluten-free flour alternatives on the market today that swap pretty well for traditional all-purpose flour. You can easily grab a gluten-free all-purpose flour at most grocery stores.

This is the all-purpose gluten-free flour we recommend for gluten-free baking, you can easily order it online and have it delivered directly to your home.

Dairy-Free Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies

To make delicious dairy-free cannabis chocolate chip cookies you want to make sure you do two things:

  1. Use cannabis-infused coconut oil instead of cannabutter.
  2. Verify your chocolate chips are dairy-free.

This is the dairy-free chocolate chip brand we recommend for dairy-free baking, you can easily order them online or find in your local grocery store.

Paleo or Grain-Free Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most of my cookbooks are not only gluten-free, but completely grain-free to be Paleo compliant as well. It it easy to make a grain-free cannabis chocolate chip cookie by swapping cassava flour for traditional all-purpose flour.

However, it is important to remember that if you are using cassava flour, you will need to add an extra egg (for a total of 2) to get the right consistency for the dough.

This is the grain-free cassava flour we recommend for grain-free baking, you can easily order them online or find in your local grocery store.

CBD Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Of course, it is not always easy to get your hands on cannabis flower to make your own infused coconut oil, which is why we wanted to offer a way to make this recipe with CBD oil or CBD concentrate.

For stronger cookies, we recommend using the CBD concentrate which packs in 500mg of CBD in just 1mL volume. Because this is such a small amount, you can use the recipe as is and just add this to the mixture when you add the eggs and vanilla.

For cookies that are not as strong, you can use a traditional CBD oil. Simply subtract the amount you are adding from the total fat content. For example, if you are adding 1 tablespoon of CBD oil, subtract 1 tablespoon of oil or butter from your total amount.

No fancy ingredients, just crispy, chewy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies made using cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter. ]]>