Peanut butter cookies are the ideal treat, combining a calm high with childhood reminiscences of this beloved snack food.
Since cannabis has been legalized in various US states, edibles have become increasingly popular, from store-bought gummies to home-made brownies.
Cooking with cannabis is simple (if a little time consuming) and enables you to make delectable, THC-rich foods and drinks. Edibles take somewhat longer to impact than other forms of marijuana usage, but they usually stay in place for a long period of time and provide a calm sensation.
Cooking with cannabis: tips and common mistakes
Cookies with cannabis peanut butter are simple to make, but there are a few things to bear in mind.
Top tips for cooking with weed
- Pay attention. Cooking edibles, such as cannabutter, necessitates hours of stove time. So keep an eye on your butter and stir it every now and then to make sure it doesn’t burn.
- Don’t use top-shelf flowers for cooking. Because of the lengthy infusing period, a great deal of the flower’s THC, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are absorbed; therefore a lot will be wasted on edibles.
- Know where your edibles come from. Prepare your own edibles, or just eat those prepared by people you can trust.
Common mistakes and how to avoid them
- Skipping decarboxylation. Make sure to decarb your cannabis before cooking with it to activate the THC – this is an essential step!
- Not waiting for the effects to kick in. Overdosing on edibles is a real risk if you consume them too quickly out of impatience, as it can take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours or more for the effect to set in.
- Not eating first. It’s best not to eat edibles when you’re hungry.
- Driving under the influence.Do not attempt to operate a car or any other machinery after consuming edibles.
Why decarboxylation is important
To make cannabis-laced peanut butter cookies, you’ll need to decarboxylate your weed first. This is a crucial step because it activates the THC.
The cannabis plant contains a cannabinoid called THCA that must be cooked in order to become THC.
Decarboxylation is the process of converting THCA to THC. To convert it, you must first decarboxylate it by heating it in an oven.
Check out our guide on how to decarboxylate cannabis for edibles to learn more.
How to make cannabutter
Decarboxylating your cannabis is the first step to making cannabutter, which you can later use in weed peanut butter cookies. Cannabutter is infused with cannabis and often used as an ingredient in desserts like cookies or brownies.
There are a few various ways to prepare cannabutter, but the simplest is with a saucepan.
This is a clear and easy 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
- Place a cup of water and two sticks of butter in a saucepan and simmer until the butter melts.
- Boil the ingredients in a large saucepan. Then add the decarboxylated cannabis, simmer on low for 30-60 minutes (stirring occasionally).
- After two to three hours, remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool.
- Pour the liquid through a cheesecloth to remove any remaining solids.
- Congratulations! You’ve now got a powerful cannabutter that may be used in any edible dish.
How much weed should I use?
When creating marijuana peanut butter cookies, or any other cannabis edibles, dosage is critical. Edibles take longer to work than smoking, but the effects are also more long-lasting, so getting the dosage correct is even more essential. You could wind up getting a higher reaction than you desire if you don’t get the dose correct.
If you’re looking to make a add cannabis-infused butter, generally around three grams per cup of butter will result in a mild dose. If you want a stronger dose with medicinal properties, using up to 14 grams per cup of butter is necessary.
However, this isn’t an exact science. Because the amount of THC in home-made edibles is determined by a variety of elements, including your own tolerance levels, it might be difficult to know precisely how much THC you’re consuming. Start with half or even a quarter of a cookie and work your way up slowly as you become used to the edibles.
Keep your weed-infused peanut butter cookies away from kids, who might see it as a tasty treat instead of dangerous drugs!
How to make weed peanut butter cookies
- 2 cup cannabutter
- 2 cup peanut butter
- 2 cup brown sugar
- 2 cup white sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 5 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 11⁄2 teaspoon salt
- In order to make your cannabutter, follow the steps laid out above.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease (with butter, shortening, or cooking spray) some baking sheets.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. With an electric mixer or by hand, mix until the batter has a creamy consistency.
- Beat in the eggs until smooth.
- Use a mesh strainer to filter the flour and other dry ingredients into another bowl.
- After you mix the wet ingredients to gether, add them to the dry ingredients. Stir until everything is combined and forms a dough.
- Place the dough in the refrigerator for an hour after it has been chilled.
- Take a small piece of dough and form it into a ball, which should be about one inch in diameter. Using a fork, flatten the ball on the baking sheet.
- After about 10 minutes of baking, the cookies should be lightly browned around the edges.
- Brownies will set in the refrigerator when they have cooled for about an hour. This might take up to two hours, depending on how soft you like them.
After baking the cookies, leave them on a wire rack to cool before eating. They’ll be ready to eat after that! Just keep in mind that more isn’t always better; if you’re not sure what will happen, start with half a cookie and see how it works out. Try no more than one hour after consuming the first time.