Cannabis Cookies: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Treat

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There’s something special about the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through the kitchen. It takes me back to childhood, but with a twist.

The first time I baked cannabis cookies, it wasn’t just the sweet scent of chocolate chips that filled my kitchen; it was also the earthy, pungent aroma of cannabis, creating a unique olfactory tapestry.

As a passionate baker and a cannabis enthusiast, I’ve learned that infusing cookies with cannabis isn’t just about the high; it’s about crafting an experience.

Today, I’m excited to share my journey and tips on making cannabis cookies, a delightful treat that combines the joy of baking with the nuanced effects of cannabis.

Why Cannabis Cookies?

Cannabis cookies are more than just a tasty treat; they offer a discreet and enjoyable way to consume cannabis.

Unlike smoking or vaping, edibles like cannabis cookies provide a longer-lasting effect, often with a more intense body high.

This method of consumption is ideal for those who prefer a smoke-free experience or need a longer-lasting relief for chronic conditions.

Plus, let’s be honest, who can resist a warm, gooey cookie?

Selecting Your Cannabis Strain for Cookies

Choosing the right cannabis strain for your cookies is crucial. For a relaxing, body-high experience, Indica strains are your best bet.

If you’re looking for an uplifting, cerebral effect, go with a Sativa. For those new to cannabis baking, I recommend starting with a balanced hybrid or a CBD-dominant strain, which offers a milder high and is less likely to cause anxiety.

Remember, the strain you choose will significantly influence the flavor and effect of your cookies.

Cannabis Cookie Recipes: From Simple to Gourmet

For this low-dose cookie recipe, we’ll use the following infused butter.

Infused Butter:

Cookie Infusion:

  • 1/2 cup regular butter (non-infused)
  • 1/2 cup infused butter (the good stuff from above)
  • 20 infused cookies
  • Each infused cookie will be around 6mg of potency
  • See calculator to learn more

Basic Cannabis Cookie Recipe

Let's start with a classic – the cannabis-infused chocolate chip cookie.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Course: Cannabis Sweets
Servings: 20


  • 1 Large bowl Glass or metal preferred
  • 1 Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1 Baking sheet


  • 1/2 cup Regular butter (non-infused) Unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Infused Canna-butter The good stuff
  • 1 cup Brown sugar We sometimes use coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour Almond flour could be substituted if desired
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 cups Chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C)
  • Cream together, in large bowl, the cannabutter and sugars until smooth
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop large spoonfuls onto ungreased (parchment paper) pans and bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned.

Gourmet Cannabis Cookie Creation

For the more adventurous bakers, try infusing a gourmet cookie, such as cannabis-infused lavender shortbread.

The floral notes of lavender beautifully complement the earthiness of cannabis, creating a sophisticated flavor profile.

The Art of Infusing Cookies with Cannabis

Infusing cookies with cannabis can be done using cannabutter, cannabis oil, or tinctures.

And, for the those of us who like it easy, and have some cash to spare, check out some cannabis infusing gadgets.

The key is to ensure even distribution of cannabis throughout the dough. This means thoroughly mixing your cannabis-infused fat with other ingredients to avoid hot spots – parts of the cookie with a higher concentration of cannabis.

For consistent dosing, use a cookie scoop to ensure each cookie is the same size.

Creative Cookie Decorating and Presentation Ideas

Decorating your cannabis cookies can be as fun as baking them.

Use icing to create cannabis leaf designs, or keep it simple with a sprinkle of sea salt for a sophisticated touch.

When presenting your cookies, pair them with a complementary beverage, like a cup of herbal tea or a glass of cold milk, to enhance the experience.

Dosage Tips and Safety Considerations

Dosage is perhaps the most critical aspect of baking cannabis cookies. Start with a lower dose, especially if you’re new to edibles.

A general guideline is to aim for 5-10 mg of THC per cookie for a mild effect.

Always label your cannabis cookies and store them away from children and pets.

Pairing Cannabis Cookies with Beverages

Pairing your cannabis cookies with the right beverage can elevate your tasting experience.

For example, a Sativa-infused cookie pairs wonderfully with a cup of strong coffee, enhancing the uplifting effects of the strain.

Conversely, an Indica-infused cookie might go well with a warm, relaxing herbal tea.

Baking cannabis cookies is a delightful journey that combines the art of cooking with the science of cannabis. It’s a journey of experimentation, discovery, and, most importantly, enjoyment.

Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis connoisseur or new to the world of edibles, the joy of baking and consuming cannabis cookies is an experience like no other.

Remember, the key to a great cannabis cookie lies


Your no-nonsense, sometimes witty, cannabis knowledgeable hippy from the Midwest, hanging around Chicago these days. Learning the ins and outs of the cannabis world while learning to blog. In hopes that our lives become a little more… relaxed.

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