After Marijuana brownies, Marijuana cookies definitely come second. While the former has undoubtedly sparked the now vast world of edibles, Marijuana or pot cookies were also raged about by hippies back in the 60s and 70s.
The psychedelic era lets a lot of users get creative with Cannabis-laced tweets, and cookies were among the most popular because they were one of the most flexible in terms of the recipe – and they were just plain tasty.
Get to know more about this tasty cannabis treat and learn how to make one!
Get High with Marijuana Cookies Your Way
Cannabis as an ingredient, provides a lot of opportunity for experimentation and when it comes to pot cookies, you can definitely do more than just the traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies.
This is one of those treats that will never go out of style, and some people are huge fans of that “old school” feel that cookies provide. Other than nostalgia, people love making THC-infused cookies for that perfect and delicious high.
Baked goods in general, are very popular amongst users who make their own edibles, as it only takes cannabutter or Marijuana-infused butter to make it. It is another process on its own, and there is a lot of science behind it.
There are a lot of Cannabis-centric cookbooks out there, and they all have their own version of pot cookies. Online, the recipes for chocolate chip, sugar cookies, and even gingerbread cookies. Whatever cookie you have in mind, there’s probably a green version of it. Some people even bake them as gifts for Christmas.
The Foundation of Baked Edibles: Cannabutter
As mentioned, you need to make cannabutter, to create pot cookies. This ingredient is key when it comes to baked edibles, and with the cannabutter, you’ll be able to control the potency of the THC. It is important that you keep it at a manageable level, so that you keep the experience pleasant. The recommended percentage is 10% THC, and anything beyond that might just be too strong.
Check out our article on Cannabutter and how you can make it at home.
Why are Marijuana Cookies and Baked Edibles so Popular?
Now why are edibles like Marijuana cookies so popular? Not only can users easily make their own laced treats at home, they can ingest the herb in a tastier manner. Smoking isn’t preferred by a lot of people because they don’t want to expose themselves to possible carcinogens. Health-wise, not everyone’s body can handle smoking or vaping and this is where edibles come to play. People have a lot of reasons why they prefer edibles, whether it’s medical or personal.
At the same time, some people are simply not fans of smoking – so they rather just experience it gastrointestinally. Doing this will still merit the same effects and high that they are looking for.
The Gastrointestinal Difference
There is also a huge difference when a user ingests Cannabis gastrointestinally. It is said that THC, that is ingested this way tends to last longer since it’s being processed by the digestive tract. With this said, the desired effect of the pot cookies might come a little bit later compared to when you smoke it. Given that it’ll take longer to take effect, it is best to consume little amounts of cookies first, because you might run the risk of getting a too intense high.
It’s not that easy to determine the amount of THC in edibles, especially if you make them at home. However, a formula made by Jessica Catalano of “The Ganja Kitchen Revolution” indicates that a gram of Marijuana has 100mg of THC. With that said, you should use weed sparingly especially when you’re making cannabutter at home.
While huge amounts of THC isn’t fatal, it is best that you consume edibles such as cookies sparingly and responsibly.
Spread the Love and Good Vibes with Marijuana Cookies
If you’re a baker and you love to share, you can spread Christmas Ganja cheer with this recipe for Cannabis Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cookies! You can pack 4-5 per bag, and these will transport nicely. The Weed Blog recommends this recipe if you’re a fan of warm cinnamon rolls during the winter time.
10 packs cinnamon roll instant oatmeal
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup softened cannabutter
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup white sugar
¼ cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the butter and sugars until creamy.
- Add the eggs and beat them in the mixture.
- Add in the flour and baking soda, while mixing continuously.
- Add all the oatmeal packets and the water. Stir them all in. The dough’s consistency should be like cookie dough.
- Make small rounds from the dough and place them on a cookie sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
- Remove them from the cookie sheet and let them cool before serving.