LOS ANGELES: Cooking with marijuana is not as complicated as people think. For example, marijuana chocolate chip cookies are particularly easy to make. That’s especially true for those intrepid home chefs who already know how to bake their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. Turning these favorites into pot cookies only requires a bit of additional effort.
Marijuana Chocolate Chip Cookies: How much weed to use
Of course, the essential extra ingredient in these special chocolate chip cookies is marijuana.
Indeed, as most aficionados already know, there are several varieties of cannabis to consider. For this columnist, there is a personal preference for using a strong strain of sativa. However, any of your favorite strains of marijuana, sativa, indica or hybrid, will do.
Like so many things in a creative kitchen, the individual choice is up to you.
This recipe calls for ¼ ounce of your favorite weed added to the recipe including a typical bag of 12-ounce chocolate chip morsels. This will make 40 to 48 pot cookies.
If you want to make fewer cookies use 1/8 ounce of marijuana and cut the rest of the ingredients in half. This will make 20 – 24 pot cookies.
Take your ¼ ounce of marijuana and grind it up into small bits, either manually or in a coffee bean grinder. One way to release the oils naturally is to vigorously rub the flower between your hands, removing stems and seeds as you go. Once it is almost a powder, set aside in a small container.
Marijuana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here are the rest of the ingredients you will need:
2 sticks of slightly softened butter (1 cup)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 slightly overfilled teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces of your favorite childhood chocolate chip morsels (2 cups)
2/3 cup walnut pieces.
Preheat the oven to 350˚.
Blend the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract at high speed until smooth and creamy.
Add the ¼ ounce of marijuana to the mixture at this stage, blending it in at high speed until it disappears into the mix.
Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Then combine these ingredients into the creamy mixture until they are fully blended.
Add 2 cups of chocolate chip morsels and 2/3 cup walnut pieces. Mix until fully blended.
Marijuana Chocolate Chip Cookies: Making and baking
Resist that temptation to eat too much raw cookie dough. Of course, that may be impossible. But remember, there is weed in this mix, so you don’t want to eat more than a tablespoon’s worth.
If you must.
On a clean, medium-sized cookie sheet, lay out 12 cookies approximately 2” in diameter. Use a small spoon when scooping the dough to estimate the each cookie’s size. You don’t want the cookies to be unusually large or too small.
Bake for approximately 11 minutes at 350˚ or until a golden brown on the outside.
Let cool on the cookie sheet before removing. After cooling, it is always a good idea to wrap the pot cookies individually in plastic wrap to maintain freshness.
As noted earlier, a full batch should make approximately 44 cookies, give or take. A half batch should make about 22.
Marijuana Chocolate Chip Cookies and Getting the proper dosage of pot
The proper dosage depends on the individual as well as his or her weight. Generally, the right dose for women is ¼ to ½ a cookie. The dose for men is generally ½ to a full cookie.
Granted, these cookies are delicious. But you have to remember to not eat too much. Each individual’s proper dosage will vary, so it’s best to try them out in small amounts, giving yourself 20-30 mintues for the physiological response, to better regulate each individual’s personal consumption.
It’s part of being a responsible user.
Marijuana Chocolate Chip Cookies: Feeling the effect of pot cookies
Marijuana chocolate chip cookies take about ½ hour to an hour before individuals begin to feel the effects. After that point, the impact will last between 4 – 6 hours.
Consuming marijuana orally is a cleaner, healthier experience than smoking it. Those who are prone to becoming self-conscious when smoking weed will not find that to be a problem when eating pot cookies.
Besides, the resulting buzz is engaging, amusing, colorful, and highly interactive.
The virtues of Marijuana Chocolate Chip Cookies: Reliable dosage, homemade, and delicious
While edibles in the marijuana industry are now ubiquitous, one thing is abundantly clear. Nothing beats making your own homemade batch of marijuana chocolate chip cookies. Depending on your local legalization rules, pot cookies are perfect for parties, holidays and group occasions.
First of all, they taste great. More importantly, by following the recipe shown here, each individual can regulate and functionally control the dosage. That is not always the case with other commercially available edibles.
Specifically, each cookie is about the equivalent of a 6 milligrams dosage of weed. Therefore, ladies, each half cookie is about 3 milligrams.
Cookies will last for weeks when properly wrapped. However, like all baked goods, they are best when served fresh. Happy baking everyone. Bon appétit!
Note: A word to the wise. State and local laws regarding medical and recreational use of marijuana can and do vary considerably and are subject to change or reinterpretation. Always be aware of the current laws, rules and regulations covering marijuana in your state or jurisdiction. CommDigiNews does not encourage the illegal and/or ill use of alcohol or marijuana. Do not drive after drinking or consuming edibles.