Marijuana cookies are a great alternative means of administering THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive of plants of the Cannabis genus) for those who do not want to smoke a marijuana cigarette, in addition to causing a more intense and lasting "cheap". For a batch of biscuits, you will first need to make some pot butter. The marketing and possession of marijuana is not legal around the world. Pay attention to your country's legislation and make informed choices.
- Two tablets of unsalted butter
- 15 grams of marijuana (ground and seedless)
- 1 american cup of water
- 170 grams of flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 115 grams of marijuana butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup of refined sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 egg
- 200 grams of chocolate chips
Part 1 of 2: Preparing the Marijuana Butter
Step 1. Gather the ingredients
Marijuana butter is an essential item for the production of cannabis cookies. The production process is simple but time-consuming where you basically infuse marijuana into the butter. You will need:
- Two tablets of unsalted butter;
- 15 grams of marijuana (ground and seedless);
- 1 American glass of water.
Step 2. Prepare a water bath to melt the butter
The process will allow marijuana to melt into butter without the use of extreme temperatures. If you have a pot for this, great; if not, use the following technique:
- Place a large pot on the stove and fill 1/3 of it with water. Then place a medium glass bowl over the pan. Ideally, the pot is bigger than the pot, hanging over it, but in contact with the water.
- You need to heat up the cannabis to extract the THC and activate the herb's psychoactive effects. Since you can't digest the THC in raw marijuana, consuming it uncooked has no effect.
Step 3. Melt the butter in the bowl
Place the two butter tablets in the bowl on top of the pan and turn on medium or low heat. The water will heat up, releasing steam that will slowly melt the butter.
- Do not use high heat to prevent the butter from boiling.
- The THC in marijuana is soluble in fat but not in water, which is why you need to heat the herb in butter to use it in the recipe.
- If you don't consume dairy products and don't want to use butter, melt coconut oil or vegan margarine.
Step 4. Wrap the marijuana in calico
While the butter melts, start preparing the herb. Stretch a piece of cheesecloth (fabric used in cheesemaking) on a clean surface and fold it in half twice. This prevents the herb from escaping from the tissue. Place the marijuana in the center of the cloth.
- Fold the smaller edges first; then fold in the larger edges. Move the marijuana towards the edge of the cheesecloth, as if you were rolling a burrito.
- Use culinary string to tie the marijuana burrito. Wrap the line tightly to prevent the calico from opening and the grass from escaping.
Step 5. Place the marijuana burrito in the melted butter
Depending on the size of the pot and pot roll, you may need to bend it a bit to fit. If necessary, use a metal spoon to press it down.
Step 6. Add an American cup of hot water to the butter
The water will help cover all the marijuana, making it easier to release the THC. Pour a cup of hot water into the bowl with butter and marijuana.
Since THC is soluble in fat and not water, water alone wouldn't do much without butter; its function is just to heat the marijuana so that the THC is better absorbed by the butter fat
Step 7. Cover and marinate over low heat
Then cover the bowl with a lid and let the marijuana marinate in the butter and water for four to six hours. The longer you soak the marijuana, the more potent the butter becomes.
If you don't want the butter to have too much THC, remove the marijuana after three hours. If you want her to get strong, leave the pot for six hours
Step 8. Remove the marijuana from the butter
After the desired time, the butter will turn greenish. Remove the bain-marie bowl using gloves to protect your hands. Then remove the marijuana roll with a spoon of butter and set aside.
If desired, squeeze a little excess liquid from the butter roll back into the bowl
Step 9. Allow the butter to cool
Leave it in the bowl to cool or transfer it to another container if desired. Allow the butter to come to room temperature naturally before placing it in the refrigerator.
- It is possible to leave the butter in the fridge for a few hours without any problems.
- If you transfer the liquid to an aluminum pot, such as a marmitex, it will be easier to extract the water after it has cooled down.
Step 10. Extract the water
Once the butter returns to room temperature, it will become solid and will rise to the top of the bowl, leaving the water underneath.
- Pour in the water and save the butter. Use a sieve or simply pierce the bottom of the aluminum pot into which you transferred the butter.
- The butter is now ready to be used to prepare cookies. Below, you'll find a special recipe, but marijuana butter can be used in any cookie recipe, just substitute regular butter for it.
Part 2 of 2: Baking Chocolate Marijuana Cookies
Step 1. Mix the dry dough
You will need 170g of flour, ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda. Mix everything in a large bowl with a whisk. Reserve.
Step 2. Mix the liquid mass
You will need 115 g of butter, 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup refined sugar. Use a mixer to beat the mixture until it is fluffy.
Make sure the marijuana butter is at room temperature before you start beating everything
Step 3. Add the vanilla and egg to the liquid batter
Then add two teaspoons of vanilla extract and the egg to the butter and sugar mixture. Use the mixer to beat the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.
Step 4. Add the chocolates to the liquid mass
Add 200 g of chocolate chips to the liquid ingredient mixture. Mix well with a spoon or spatula to distribute the chocolates throughout the dough.
Step 5. Mix the two doughs
To finish the process, it is necessary to mix the dry mass with the liquid. As you do this, use a spatula to mix the two doughs well until they are smooth.
Step 6. Place the dough into the baking pan
Line the pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray, then make balls of dough and distribute them evenly across the pan.
- For large cookies, make large balls, about 50 g.
- For small cookies, make small balls, with the equivalent of a tablespoon of dough.
Step 7. Bake the cookies
Light the oven to 245 °C and bake the cookies. For small, soft biscuits, bake for 10 minutes; if you want them to be crispier, bake them for 12 minutes.