There are many ways to get more out of your weed, such as using a Bong or extracting potent cannabis concentrates. However, one of the most enjoyable ways to use weed is by cooking it into tasty marijuana edibles. And if you’re looking for a delicious marijuana recipe for quarantine, you’ll love this THC infused Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
Making marijuana cookies is fun, rewarding, and surprisingly easy. If you’re used to making regular chocolate chip cookies, this isn’t much difference- except you’ll be using cannabis butter along with regular butter. You have a few steps to take but you can end up with an impressive batch of cookies that give you a sensational high both for medical and recreational purposes. Here’s a guide on how to make THC infused Chocolate Chip Cookies.
How To Decarboxylate Your Weed
The first step to making any kind of marijuana edibles is to decarboxylate your weed. Decarboxylation happens when you heat weed at low heat for around 40 minutes. This process activates the THC in your weed so that you can infuse it into fat-based ingredients, such as cannabis butter. The process is simple and you’ll only need a baking tray, some parchment paper, and a stash of weed.
You can use any kind of weed you want and the food you make will be infused with the effects of your chosen strain. Indica strains are ideal for users who want a relaxing and soothing high whereas sativa strains are better known for their mentally stimulating properties. Hybrid strains give you a mix of both indica and sativa effects.
Once you have your weed preheat your oven to 245°F cover a baking tray with parchment paper and spread some buds out across it. It’s best to use around 7-10 grams, but you can use more if you want. Heat the buds for 30-40 minutes and shake the tray occasionally. Once the time is up, you can remove the tray and grind your buds they’ve cooled down.
How To Make Cannabis Butter
Making cannabis butter is the best way to make cannabis cookies, along with various other types of marijuana edibles. The THC in weed binds to the fats in butter, resulting in a highly potent condiment that can be used in various ways. You’ll need some regular butter along with your decarboxylated weed, as well as a saucepan, cheesecloth, and a clean glass container.
Start by filling your saucepan with one cup of butter and one cup of water for every 7-10 grams of weed you plan to use. Leave the saucepan on medium heat and wait for the butter to melt into the water.
After the butter has melted, stir it into the water and reduce the heat to a low temperature (around 160-180ºF). You can now add your ground and decarboxylated cannabis buds. Stir them into the mixture and leave it to simmer for around 2-3 hours. It’s important to ensure your mixture doesn’t boil as this can ruin the cannabis.
Your cannabis butter should be ready after around 2-3 hours of simmering. At this point, you can strain it into a sealed glass jar or container. Cover your container using a cheesecloth and strain the liquid through slowly to separate it from any leftover weed. Seal the container and put it in the fridge to harden.
Once your cannabis butter hardens, simply stick a knife through the middle to separate it and pour out any excess water. Your cannabis butter is now ready to use in all kinds of delicious marijuana recipes.
THC Infused Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Now it’s time to make THC infused Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe is straightforward enough for anyone to follow- you don’t have to know all about cannabis or be a master cook. You can also customize it with different flavors and toppings if you like. Here’s how to make them.
- 1 cup of cannabis butter
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of hot water
- 3 cups of chocolate chips
Before you start making your marijuana cookies, preheat your oven to 350ºF and cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Next, take a large bowl and combine your cannabis butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat your eggs into the mixture slowly and blend all ingredients thoroughly.
Put your baking soda in a cup of hot water to dissolve it and add it to the mixture along with your vanilla extract. Stir everything together. Now, take a smaller bowl to combine your flour and salt. Add them to the larger mixture and continue to whisk until everything is thoroughly blended. Your cookie mix is more or less ready- just add your chocolate chips and fold them in. You can also add other fillings if you like.
Take your baking tray and start adding large spoonfuls of your mixture. Spread them out so that they have enough space to flatten. This recipe should give you around 24 spoonfuls, although you may want more or less depending on how big and potent you want your cookies to be.
Now, simply place your tray in the oven and allow your cookies to bake for around 10 minutes. You’ll know they’re ready when the edges of your cookies start turning brown. Take the baking tray out of the oven and allow your cookies to cool before storing them in a container. You now have a tasty stash of THC cookies to eat whenever you want.
Infusing chocolate chip cookies with THC is one of the best ways to enjoy cannabis. However, remember to use them sensibly. Marijuana edibles take anywhere from 30-90 minutes to kick in but the effects can last for as long as 4-12 hours. If you’ve never tried edibles before, you might want to start with half a cookie to get used to the effects.
Making these cookies is a rewarding D.I.Y. project. However, you don’t have to go to the hassle of baking every time you want to try some marijuana edibles- you can simply buy marijuana edibles online. You can also find various marijuana strains, concentrates, tinctures, and more, all available for delivery from Green Society.