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Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

December 22, 2016
Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Let’s face it, everyone is bringing a bottle of wine to the holiday party. Be the one to spruce it up a bit with a batch of freshly baked, homemade medicated fluffy chocolate chip walnut cookies.


Recipe: How to make basic cannabis-infused butter

There’s no better way to utilize that batch of cannabutter you’ve been saving than for a sweet after party treat to share between you and your friends. This recipe is quick, super easy, and bursting with flavor goodness.

Chocolate chip cookies

Start to finish: 45 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

Approximate dosage: 10mg THC per cookie


  • 1/2 cup cold/chilled 160mg cannabutter 
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed firmly
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cold/chilled egg
  • 2.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 heaping tsp salt (not iodized)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles (optional)

chocolate chip coconut cookies dough, selective focus

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Incorporate cannabis-infused butters and sugars together either by using a stand mixer, a bowl with a hand blender, or a spatula.
  3. Mix in vanilla extract and egg only until ingredients are incorporated.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Combine dry ingredients in 2 batches, mixing to incorporate each time.
  6. Add chocolate chips and walnuts (and sprinkles if desired), folding everything in lightly with a spatula.
  7. Using an ice cream scooper, form 16 dough balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. (For a less potent cookie, make 24 smaller dough balls.)
  8. Place cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
  9. Bake on the center of the oven rack for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown and fluffy.
  10. Cool on a rack 15-20 minutes before serving.

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 (click here to learn why), 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.

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  • Fortune Faychild

    does anyone make cookies and brownies with plant material, buds any more? The butter is very expensive at dispensaries?

    • I’ve found you end up with a better final product if you make cannabutter with the plant material first, then add that cannabutter to your recipe. This allows you to remove the plant material while keeping the active ingredients ;] You’re right about cannabutter being expensive at dispensaries though. To get around that, they usually sell shake or trim pretty cheap and that’s perfect for making cannabutter at home 👌

      • Apple Annie

        I use shake to make butter, and then make cookies or savories. Then I add back in, the stuff that I sieved out for the butter, There is 0 waste, and I make 48 cookies per 1/2 butter, using 1/2 cookie at night for sleep. Do the math, this is very economical

    • “does anyone make cookies and brownies with plant material, buds any more?”

      Using actual plant material would be a separate article altogether,
      (decarboxylation of the plant matter,
      cooking it in oil / butter to solubilize the active compounds),
      found either on Leafly or elsewhere…

      Have made edibles w/ plant matter before, but even then, cooking the plant matter
      in oil, (+ a small percentage of lecithin, to enhance solubility of cannabinoids),
      for at least 10-20 minutes, was always the first step…

    • Robert Smith

      Use Coconut oil instead of butter. It infuses into the molicules better. I use the receipe on the back of the Nestles semi-sweet morsels and then add some extra flour.( about 3 tablespoons) Be sure to decarboxolize your plant material before infusing into the coconut oil.

      • Apple Annie

        Yeah, but butter tastes better

    • fog donkey

      If you have a crock pot and enough pot, you can make the butter yourself at home. I’ve always used an four sticks of butter and an ounce of either weed or good trim and cooked it all together overnight on low. There are videos on YouTube that are very helpful for butter, candy and other recipes. Good luck Fortune and enjoy!

  • TebiCake

    The boiling point of THC is around 315°F.
    Don’t cook at 350°F, guys!

  • Billy Martin

    Learn How to Make any Cookbook Recipe with Marijuana Ingredients,

  • Marty Susman

    Is it true that if you add Mint & Ginger to the food it will eliminate the pot taste ???

  • ricjan

    Would it work to substitute cannaoil for cannabutter? Are they interchangeable? If so, what is the ratio?

  • Paul Sorensen

    I’ve had great success using a boxed brownie/fudge mix. It’s the one that calls for 1/2 cup of oil. I just use 1/2 cup of melted cannabutter. I add 2 heaping teaspoons of dark unsweetened cocoa, and a heaping teaspoon of sugar as well (to cover the pot taste a bit).
    I use the sugar leaves from my plants to make the cannabutter. (don’t forget to decarboxilate the leaves to promote thc).
    You can also make cannaflour for recipes. Look online for the specifics.

  • fog donkey

    Can anyone recommend how to test the potency of the medicated butter to be used? Thanks in advance!