Cookies made with peanut butter are a fantastic combination of a relaxing high and warm memories of childhood snacks.
There’s nothing quite like the joy that is a perfect peanut butter cookie – especially when it’s infused with cannabis! Cannabis consumers appreciate the beauty of rich, nutty, sugary goodness as much as anyone – and perhaps far more so when the cookie is infused.
These cookies are everything an exceptional peanut butter cookie should be: soft, sweet, salty, decadent – and medicated. You’ll hardly notice the flavor of the THC at first, but you’ll feel its effects soon enough. Enjoy!
Cooking with cannabis: tips and common mistakes
Although preparing cannabis peanut butter cookies is easy, there are a few key pointers to remember.
Top tips for cooking with weed
- Take notice. Cooking edibles, such as cannabutter, necessitate hours of stove time. So keep an eye on your butter and stir it from time to time to make sure it doesn’t burn.
- Save the top-shelf flowers for smoking and don’t use them for cooking. When you cook with marijuana, a lot of THC, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are absorbed into the food; so using expensive weed is wasteful.
- When consuming edibles, be aware of the source. If possible, make your own edibles – or only eat those made by individuals you trust implicitly.
Common mistakes and how to avoid them
- Decarboxylation is not required when cooking with cannabis. Make sure to decarb your cannabis before utilizing it in a recipe to activate the THC – this is an important step!
- Start slow. If you consume too much of an edible at once while waiting for the effects to set in, it can cause problems. ingesting requires anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours or more for full effectuation.
- Not eating first is a common mistake. It’s preferable not to eat edibles when you’re hungry.
- Do not operate a car or any other machinery after consuming edibles – you will be driving under the influence.
Why decarboxylation is important
To prepare cannabis-laced peanut butter cookies, you must first decarboxylate the weed. This is a critical step since it activates the THC.
Cannabis plants contain a cannabinoid called THCA, which must be cooked to become THC.
The conversion of THCA to THC is known as decarboxylation. To do so, you must first decarb it by baking it in an oven.
Discover how to decarboxylate cannabis for edibles in our comprehensive guide.
How to make cannabutter
Decarboxylation is the key to making Cannabutter, which can infuse food with cannabis. This process turns THCA into THC, and it’s a critical step if you want to make weed-infused edibles like cookies or brownies later on.
There are a few various methods to make cannabutter, but the easiest is with a saucepan.
This is a simple cannabutter recipe that only requires a saucepan:
- 3-14 grams of ground, decarboxylated cannabis (depending on your desired dosage)
- 2 sticks (one cup) of butter
- Storage container
- 2 sticks of butter and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Cook on low heat until the butter melts.
- Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. After that, add the decarboxylated cannabis, which should be heated for 30-60 minutes on low (stirring occasionally).
- After two to three hours, remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool.
- Remove any remaining particles using a cheesecloth.
- Wishing you the best of luck! You may now make a potent cannabutter that may be used in any edible creation.
How much weed should I use?
When it comes to marijuana peanut butter cookies or any other cannabis edibles, dosage is essential. Edibles take longer to work than smoking, but they have a longer duration of effect. If you don’t get the dose correct, you could receive a stronger response than desired.
The ideal approach to make cannabis-infused butter is to use a double boiler, melt the THC in a separate pot and then combine them. You should expect three grams of THC per cup of butter when using this method. If you want a stronger dosage with medicinal benefits, you’ll need to use up to 14 grams per cup of butter.
Please keep in mind that this is not an exact science. The amount of THC present in home-made edibles can be affected by various factors, including your personal tolerance levels. It might be tough to determine exactly how much THC you’re consuming. To start, eat half or even a quarter of a cookie first, then gradually consume more as you become accustomed to the edibles.
Keep your marijuana-infused peanut butter cookies away from children, who could mistake them for a delicious snack rather than harmful narcotics!
Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Yield: 24 cookies
- ½ C cannabutter
- 1 C crunchy peanut butter
- 2 T shortening
- 1 egg
- 2 t vanilla
- 1 C flour
- ½ C sugar
- ½ C brown sugar
- ½ t baking soda
- ½ t baking powder
- ½ t sea salt
- Additional sea salt and white sugar to finish
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside two baking sheets that have been greased.
- In a medium mixing bowl, blend the flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined.
- In a different bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cannabutter, shortening, peanut butter egg and vanilla together until everything is well combined.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients gradually with a wooden spoon until completely combined. If used, add the bacon bits at this time.
- Use a spoon or your hands to drop dough by the tablespoon onto the baking sheet. Using a fork, press each ball of dough twice so that it flattens and create a cross pattern on top. Mix one part salt and two parts sugar, then sprinkle lightly over the cookies.
- The cookies are done when the tops crack and they should be a light golden brown. Do not overbake! Let them cool on the rack before serving.