Making cannabis edibles might seem like a daunting process to beginners, but it’s actually simpler than first meets the eye. For both novices and those more experienced, marijuana cookies are the perfect recipe to allow one’s culinary imagination to run wild. Following a Big Smooth infused sugar cookies recipe can be just as effortless as simply adding cannabutter to cookie dough. However, the recipe provided here will not be for pot cookies with premade dough but will instead include instructions for making the dough from scratch.
Pop quiz: which of the following most closely matches your opinion of December?
a. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
b. It’s the most stressful time of the year.
c. It’s the best time of the year for cookies.
d. All of the above.
If you selected a), b), c), or d), you’re in luck! We have the perfect cookie recipe for relishing and relaxing at once. The holidays are a whirlwind of shopping, socializing, and spending time with friends and family, and while that’s all a ton of fun, it can leave anyone feeling a little drained as the season reaches its peak.
The solution? Bake up a batch of these classic sugar cookies infused with a healthy dose of cannabutter. They’re easy, festive, delicious, and perfect for delivering a relaxing body high at a busy time of year. Whether you bring a box to your next cannabis-friendly gathering or keep them at home to pair with a mug of cocoa by the fire, they’re guaranteed to please. Pro tip: use the fun and funny cannabis-inspired cookie cutters below so your friends know what kind of cookies they’re getting into!
Cannabis-Themed Cookie Cutters
The perfect way to shape your baked goods? Cannabis-inspired cookie cutters, of course. Check out a few of our favorites for inspiration:
Marijuana Leaf Cookie Cutter — It’s classic but incontrovertibly iconic, and the clearest indicator of what’s in the cookie jar.
Stash Jar Cookie Cutter — Okay, it’s technically sold as a Mason jar cookie cutter, but we think it could go either way.
Legal State Cookie Cutters — Celebrate legalization, or exciting steps in that direction (such as California’s latest news) with state-shaped cookie cutters.
B-A-K-E-D Cookie Cutters — Sure, you can spell out anything you want with alphabet cookie cutters, but words with double meanings are more fun.
Recipe for Cannabis-Infused Sugar Cookies
Start to finish: 45 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies
Approximate dosage: 10mg THC per cookie
- 2 ½ cups flour, plus more for rolling
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup of 240mg cannabutter*
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Optional: Powdered sugar and milk, for frosting
*For less potent cookies, switch out any portion of the cannabutter and replace with standard butter as desired.
- Beat cannabutter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl on medium speed until thoroughly combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients to cannabutter mixture a little at a time, stirring until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Cover dough and refrigerate for an hour or longer.
- Remove dough from refrigerator and preheat oven to 375°F.
- Roll dough on a generously floured surface to approximately ⅓” thick. Cut cookies (see below for thematic cookie cutter suggestions) and transfer to ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden in color.
- Remove from oven, transfer to cooling rack and let cool completely before frosting.
To frost: Combine powdered sugar with milk and stir until desired consistency is reached, then add food coloring as desired. If you like, add a teaspoon or two of cannabutter to thicken the frosting and add an extra kick of potency.
Note: The amount of cannabis butter specified in this recipe is a very loose suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your cannabutter and the potency you desire. Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky, so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.
To make marijuana sugar cookies, you need to make cannabutter beforehand, which acts as an extremely versatile base for all kinds of weed edibles. The most important component of making cannabutter is the decarboxylation process. This procedure involves heating up raw marijuana to convert the cannabinoids THCA and CBDA into THC and CBD in order to get that “high” feeling. When making the cannabutter, be careful to dose it properly. The potency of your THC sugar cookies is determined by the potency of your cannabutter. If you’re not certain on how to dose correctly, then use this potency calculator to figure out the total amount of THC.
How to Make Pot Sugar Cookies
This recipe will make approximately 24 cookies.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup cannabutter
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cookie sheets
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While preheating, thinly grease 2 cookie sheets.
- Add the sugar and cannabutter into a bowl, thoroughly mixing them.
- Beat in the egg yolks one at a time. Afterward, add in the vanilla extract, flour, cream of tartar and baking soda, stirring the mixture until consistent.
- Use an ice cream scooper to divide the dough into 24 equal portions. Roll each portion into walnut-sized balls and coat the tops by gently pressing with sugar. Place the balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets, making sure not to flatten.
- Bake for about 10-11 minutes until the tops are cracked and just turning a golden brown color. Remove from the oven, letting them cool on the sheets for about 2 minutes before placing the cannabutter sugar cookies on a wire cooling rack.