Bud butter cookies

Bud butter cookies

A reader recently asked if I had a peanut butter cookies recipe.  I could not believe I had never published one before.

In most cases I favor all-natural peanut butter, you know the kind that usually has a thick layer of oil on top and is made from just peanuts and salt. However, all-natural peanut butter does NOT make the best peanut butter cookies!   They come out kind of grainy and dry (as I learned the hard way).  So, for this recipe, I recommend something like Jif or Skippy.  Either creamy or crunchy style will do, as to your preference for chunks or no chunks.

I use marijuana-infused butter to medicate this recipe.  My How to Make Cannabis Butter tutorial will teach you how to make it.

Chilling the dough before baking helps keep the cookies from spreading out too much, although if you are impatient, you can skip this step, but expect thinner cookies.

Marijuana cookies are a great THC delivery alternative for people who do not wish to smoke marijuana. Consuming marijuana cookies can also produce a more intense, longer-lasting high than smoking it. If you want to make a batch of marijuana cookies, then you will first need to create some cannabutter, or cannabis infused butter. Then, you can either replace the butter in your favorite cookie recipe with cannabutter, or you can try making a basic chocolate chip cannabis cookie recipe.

Freezer Friendly Cannabis Peanut Butter Cookies

For hot medicated cookies anytime, freeze individual unbaked cookies on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.  Once frozen, transfer to a plastic freezer container or bag.  Whenever you want a medicated treat, remove however many cookies you want at a time and bake according to recipe instructions, adding a minute or two to the baking time.

bud butter cookies

A note about the Dosing on this recipe!

This recipe will have about 25 mg THC per cookie  IF you made your marijuana butter from average cannabis (10% THC) and used 1/2 ounce of marijuana to make 1 cup butter.  To adjust the dosage for your personal needs and to reflect the strength of the marijuana you are cooking with and the amounts you used to make your butter, be sure to take my FREE 10 minute online Dosing Class that will teach you how to do it, or better yet, use my handy dosage calculator tools that do all the math for you (see below).


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 ounce of marijuana (ground and with seeds/stems removed)
  • 1 cup of water

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 and 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cannabutter (cannabis infused butter)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/3 cups of chocolate chips

Gather your ingredients. Cannabutter is butter that has been infused with THC from marijuana leaves. It is essential for making marijuana cookies. Making cannabutter is easy, but it is also time consuming and you need a decent amount of marijuana to make it. You will need:

  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 ounce of marijuana (ground and with seeds/stems removed)
  • 1 cup of water

Making Cannabutter for Baking Cookies

Set up a double-boiler to melt the butter. The double boiler will melt the butter and allow the marijuana to steep without using too much heat. If you have a double boiler, then you can use it. If not, then you can just set one up on your own.

  • To set up a double boiler, place a large stock pot on your stove and fill it about 1/3 of the way full with water. Then, place a medium sized bowl over the stockpot. The bowl should be large enough to overlap the edges of the stock pot, but small enough so that the bottom of the bowl will be in or near the water.
  • Heating cannabis is necessary to extract the THC and reap the psychoactive effects of the herb. You cannot digest the THC in raw marijuana, so eating raw marijuana would have no effect.

Melt the butter in the bowl of the double boiler. Place your two sticks of butter into the bowl of the double boiler and turn the heat on low to medium. The water will heat up and the steam will cause the butter to melt slowly.

Keep the heat low. Do not allow the butter to come to a boil.

The THC in cannabis is fat soluble, not water soluble. This means that it is necessary to heat the cannabis in butter or oil to capture the THC for use in baking.

bud butter cookies

If you do not eat dairy and do not want to use butter, then you could use some non-dairy margarine or coconut oil instead.

Wrap the marijuana in cheese cloth. While the butter is melting, you can prepare the marijuana. Place a piece of cheese cloth on a clean surface and fold it in half twice. This will help to ensure that no marijuana escapes the cheese cloth. Then place your marijuana on the center of the cheese cloth. Fold over the shorter edges of the cheese cloth first. Then fold over one of the long edges and roll the marijuana towards the other edge, as if you are rolling a burrito.

Use the cooking twine to tie up the burrito. Make sure that you wrap the string around the burrito evenly and secure it well or it might fall apart.

Place the marijuana tea bag into the melted butter. Put your marijuana tea bag into the melted butter. You may need to bend it slightly to make it fit into the bowl. You can also use a metal spoon to push it down into the butter a little further.

Add 1 cup of hot water to the butter. Adding water will help to cover all of the marijuana with liquid and it will also help the marijuana to release its THC. Pour one cup of hot water into the bowl with the butter and marijuana tea bag. Remember that the THC in marijuana is fat soluble, not water soluble. That means that water alone will not extract much of the THC from your marijuana. The water will just help to heat the marijuana so that the THC can be absorbed by the fat in the butter.

Cover and steep the marijuana. Next, cover the bowl with a heat proof lid and let the marijuana steep in the butter and water for four to six hours. Keep in mind that the longer you steep the marijuana in the butter, the more potent the cannabutter will be.

If you do not want the cannabutter to have too much THC in it, then you might want to stop steeping it at around three to four hours. However, if you want it to be strong, then let it steep for a full six hours.

Remove the marijuana from the butter. When the marijuana is done steeping, the butter will have a green tinge to it. Remove the bowl from the double boiler using oven mitts to protect your hands from the heat. Then, remove the marijuana teabag from the butter with a slotted metal spoon and set it aside.

  • You may also want to use a second metal spoon to press the marijuana tea bag and squeeze out any excess liquid from the teabag back into the bowl.

Let the butter cool.
 You can leave the marijuana butter in the bowl to cool or transfer it to a different container if you prefer. Let the bowl and marijuana butter cool down to room temperature slowly and then transfer the bowl to the refrigerator.

You can leave the butter in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

If you transfer the liquid to a foil pan, then you can easily drain away the water after it cools.

Drain away the water. After the butter has cooled down to room temperature, it will be back in a solid form. The butter will also have risen to the top of the bowl and the water you added will be at the bottom of the bowl.

  • Pour out the water and keep the butter. You can use a strainer or just punch a hole in the bottom of your foil pan if you transferred the butter.
  • The butter is now ready to use to make chocolate chip cookies or as a one to one substitute for regular butter in your favorite cookie recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for ½ cup of butter, then replace the butter with ½ cup of cannabutter.

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  1. Rebecca Benway

    Hi! I tried your recipe last night and it turned out really good! Thank you for your recipe.

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