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Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Cookies (With Optional Bacon Bits)

June 12, 2016

There’s nothing quite like the joy that is a perfect peanut butter cookie. Cannabis consumers appreciate the beauty of rich, nutty, sugary goodness as much as anyone – and perhaps far more so when the cookie is infused.

These cookies are everything an exceptional peanut butter cookie should be: soft, sweet, salty, decadent – and medicated. You’ll hardly notice the flavor of the THC, but you’ll feel its effects soon enough. Enjoy!

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The Perfect Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

½ C cannabutter

1 C crunchy peanut butter

2 T shortening

1 egg

2 t vanilla

1 C flour

½ C sugar

½ C brown sugar

½ t baking soda

½ t baking powder

½ t sea salt

Additional sea salt and white sugar to finish

Optional: ½ C bacon bits (and in case you want to kick up the potency, we’ll just leave this infused bacon recipe here)

Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Bacon (Yes, Really)


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease two baking sheets and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat cannabutter, shortening, peanut butter, egg and vanilla together until thoroughly combined.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a little at a time with a wooden spoon until fully incorporated. Add the bacon bits at this time, if using.
  5. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonful onto the greased baking sheet. Using a fork with long tines, press each dough ball twice with the fork to flatten, creating a cross pattern on the top of each cookie. Sprinkle a mixture of one part sea salt and two parts sugar lightly over the tops of the cookies.
  6. Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until the cookie tops begin to crack. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.


Recipe: How To Make Basic Cannabis-Infused Butter


Note: The amount of cannabis oil specified in this recipe is a very loose suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your cannabis oil 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.

  • These truly sound amazing FLBEST420

  • Joseph_Rose

    I just read: “Most recipes call for you to hit 350, and that would be fine if most ovens were precise and didn’t fluctuate between ten and twenty-five degrees of where they say they’re at. Unfortunately that’s not the case, and THC starts to degrade at 365 degrees. So if you’re cooking at 350, you’re most likely going to start degrading and evaporating the THC.”

    • Carol Mendosa

      I make a variety of baked goods and never had an issue with this. In my experience, the potency depends on how much cannabutter you use. I also decarb my herb before making the cannabutter. Most people are aware of how there oven works as to whether it runs high (burnt or overcooked) or low and can adjust accordingly.

      • Jackie Burfield

        Hi Carol…would you be able to send me a few of the recipes of the cannabis cookies you make out of the cannabutter please. I also make the cannabutter by decarbing it first.

        • Carol Mendosa

          Don’t Fear the Edible has a great recipe for Chocolate Covered Heart Cookies. I just use any cookie cutter, but I dip them in mint chocolate candy melts and they taste just like girl scout cookies. However you don’t need any specific cannabutter recipe. You can make any cookie recipe and depending on how strong you want them just replace butter for cannabutter. I usually do 1/2 and 1/2. The list for cookies is just endless but I have made oatmeal raisin, no bake mountain cookies (delicious, I add coconut and chopped nuts) and these peanut butter cookies and many others. Also mini brownies with peanut butter chips. If you like to bake, you can get very creative with the recipes.

          • Jackie Burfield

            Thanks for the speedy reply Carol 😀 The no bake mountain cookies sound delicious…I will have to Google that. I am making some cannabutter now and I usually clarify the butter but came across a recipe that just adds the unsalted butter with water right in the crockpot without clarifying it…do you clarify when making it? I do put the buds in the oven for an hour at 240 and then spray with some moonshine…we can’t get everclear here in Canada.

          • Carol Mendosa

            I do clarify the butter first. I have looked in a few stores to just buy ghee but it is so expensive. Much cheaper making your own. I do use Kerrygold unsalted butter or Purity organic unsalted. After I decarb, I grind the cannabis and I put it directly in the crockpot (I bought a 2 quart crockpot at Walmart for $10) with the melted clarified butter (no water) and cook it on low for about 12 hours. Then I strain it through cheesecloth and refrigerate. I don’t spray it, but I think I would like to try that. Do you taste it in the recipes?

          • Jackie Burfield

            Yes the ghee is expensive. I guess I am going to find out if it made a difference or not by not clarifying it this time. I hope it is ok because I find it a pain clarifying it. What I do is measure out the 28 grams, then grind it all up and put on a baking sheet and in the oven for 1 hour at 240 degrees. Then I take it out, let it cool for 10 minutes and then spray the “everclear” all over it and let sit again for about 15 minutes and then add it to the 1 lb. of butter in the crockpot (I also got a small one at Walmart). In the High Times magazine, it says if you spray it with the everclear it releases more cannaboids in it and you get more bang for your buck …lol. This is the first time I have used the water in it too so this is surely a new experiment for me. I have always used the spray on it and I have only ever made a really strong ginger cookie so we don’t even notice any taste except for the ginger. They are delicious but I thought I would make the peanut butter ones for a change. 👍🏼

          • sassylassy

            I am with you Carol of having the advantage of being an avid baker. The choices are endless.

  • Carol Mendosa

    They truly are Mike. I have made them several times. I dip some of them in chocolate. Yum. They also freeze well.

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  • Wayne

    Just going to throw this out there; anyone considering making this recipe…. LEAVE THE SEA SALT OUT! My God it was nasty…. the overall taste of the cookie was very good, but hitting those land mine chunks of salt was just disgusting. The few sea salt rocks you find in each cookie overpowers the flavor of peanut butter. It really is a nasty, vile addition to the recipe and I cannot for life of me figure out why it’s there. The traditional “sweet and salty” is NOT a good formula for a cookie recipe…..