Stacked chocolate chip cookies with cannabis flower sprinkled around the bottom

Marijuana Cookies Recipe: Bake Cannabis Cookies in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re a fan of edibles, you need to give marijuana cookies a try. They’re easy to make, delicious, and fully customizable to your preferences—both from a recipe and dosing perspective. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it, so let’s get into it.

What are Marijuana Cookies?

Marijuana cookies are a type of cannabis edible. Basically, they’re cookies made using cannabis—usually cannabutter or cannaoil. They embrace the classic recipes we love, with warm, fresh-baked, ooey gooey cookies or crispy, buttery delicacies, and just add a little bit of cannabis into the mix. 

If you’re interested in marijuana cookies, there are two ways to enjoy them—make them at home or purchase them pre-made from a dispensary. While premade cannabis cookies take all the work out of making cookies, you have to settle for the recipes your favorite dispensary sells. If you prefer to use your own recipes, then you can just purchase cannabutter or cannaoil from a dispensary or make some at home before you tackle your cookies.

How to Make Cannabis Cookies

When it comes to baking, you always have two options—premade or from scratch. Each method has its advantages and, albeit slight, disadvantages. Here are the two ways you can make cannacookies:

Cannabis Cookies from a Box:

Maybe you don’t have time, energy, or the skills to make cookies from scratch. There’s no shame in using a box mix. It’s going to cut down on your prep time and get you to your goal of fresh-from-the-oven cannabis cookies faster. Plus, box mixes tend to be just a little more budget-friendly.

Cannabis Cookies from Scratch:

Some bakers swear by making cookies from scratch, meaning each ingredient is added to a bowl, mixed, rolled, and then laid out on a cookie sheet. If you have the time and skills, from-scratch cookies can be well worth the extra trouble.

Of course, if you prefer something a little thicker and cakier, you can also make marijuana brownies the exact same two ways.

What are the Ingredients Needed to Make Cannabis-Infused Cookies?

Before you can make your new favorite cannacookie recipe, you’ll need to purchase or make your own cannabis-infused butter! There are plenty of recipes available, or you can follow our DIY cannabutter guide.

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 12 tbsp cannabutter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips 

Marijuana Cookies Recipe

Once you’ve got your ingredients out, set your oven to 375 °F to let it preheat. Then, start mixing. 

Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together. Be sure that you level off the flour in the measuring cup before you pour it into the bowl. Skipping that step can lead to too much flour in your recipe.

Step 2: Combine Wet Ingredients

While you can definitely drop all the wet ingredients into their own large bowl, we recommend following this method. First, mix your granulated sugar and light brown sugar with your softened cannabutter. Once that’s mixed together, add the eggs and vanilla extract.

Step 3: Add Dry to Wet Ingredients

Grab your large bowl of well-mixed wet ingredients. Slowly start to drop in your mixed dry ingredients. Continue to stir the ingredients so that they mix into an even consistency. Once all your dry ingredients are added to the wet, use a spatula to fold in the chocolate chips. Measure with your heart on those (we use the whole bag).

Step 4: Roll & Bake

Grab your tablespoon and scoop up about 12 heaping tablespoons of dough. Drop those onto a baking sheet roughly 2 inches apart. Once you have your baking sheet filled with cookie dough, revisit each cookie to roll it into a ball. 

By this point, your oven should be fully heated, so once you have the dough rolled, pop your tray into the oven. Now, try not to eat any of the unbaked cookie dough while you wait 12-15 minutes before pulling your tray of cookies from the oven.

Step 5: Cool

Once you are ready to pull your cookies from the oven (you want a golden shade to the dough but a little soft in the center), let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a couple minutes. This lets them finish baking outside of the oven. Then, transfer them to a cooking rack and let them cool before indulging.

After the first batch, just repeat this process until you’ve used all your dough. 

Answering FAQs About Baking Cannabis Cookies

While baking with cannabis is by no means difficult, we still get plenty of questions from newcomers to the edible world. Here are a few questions we’re regularly answering:

Is making cannabis cookies easy?
Like with any recipe, making cannabis cookies is as easy as the recipe you use. Once you have cannabutter or oil, it’s easy to make just about anything. Of course, if making cannabis cookies sounds like more time than you want to invest, you can also purchase premade cookies.

How long does it take to make cannabis-infused cookies?
You can make cannabis-infused cookies that take just a few minutes of prep and a few minutes of baking, and you can make cannabis-infused cookies that require hours of prep work and post-baking crafting. How long your cannabis-infused cookies take to make depends entirely on your recipe.

Is decarboxylation necessary to make cannabis cookies?
Yes, decarboxylation is required to make cannabis cookies if you plan to make cannabutter or canna-oil. That said if you’re using a tincture in your cookie’s frosting, you’ll want to avoid any kind of decarboxylation. Tinctures are already decarboxylated, so you would actually damage the cannabinoids if you added them to heat again.

Shopping for Cannabis Cookies

Whether you’re looking for flower to decarboxylate so you can make your favorite cannabis cookie recipes, or you just want to purchase your favorite edibles premade, you can get what you need at our dispensary. Of course, if you talk to your favorite budtender, you can also ask them for their favorite cannabis chocolate chip cookie recipe. You’ll have your cannarecipe box filled in no time.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.

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