I may have added weed cookies to the title, but it really is National Homemade Cookies Day! That means it’s time to break out your finest mitts, dust off your apron, and mend your love-hate relationship with your oven. We’ve got all the information you need to celebrate this under-appreciated holiday your own special way…

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If you’ve never tried cannabis in its edible form before, it can be tempting to dive right in and eat a whole cookie — especially since edibles can take more than an hour to affect you (we’ve got the scoop on why that is, too). Just like your parents and grandparents would have told you, good things come to those who wait. The high produced from edibles is more intense and deeply calming, making them an excellent option for medical use. Start with a small portion, and see how you feel after an hour.

Even the production of edibles requires a little patience. The key ingredient to them is cannabis-infused butter (or oil), which is made by simmering over the course of a few hours – details here.

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Once it’s ready to go, cannabutter is great for making sweet treats. This ultra simple recipe for sugar cookies is an excellent starting point, and its ingredients are all common kitchen items, letting you put a new twist on wake and bake.

Chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cannabutter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  2. With an electric mixer at medium to high speed, beat cannabutter and sugar together for 2 to 3 minutes or until fluffy. Beat in eggs individually, then add vanilla. Turn mixer to low speed and gradually add flour mixture from step one until just combined.
  3. Using generous tablespoons, drop cookie dough onto your baking sheet. Leave at least two inches of space between cookies.
  4. Bake until cookies are golden — 12 to 15 minutes should do it — remembering to rotate them halfway through. Allow to stand on sheet for a few minutes, before transferring to wire rack to cool.

Storage

These sugar cookies can be kept at room temperature for two to five days in an airtight container. As edibles are only consumed in small portions, you’ll most likely want to freeze some. To do so, place cookies individually or in pairs (depending on size) into freezer bags before stacking them in a freezer-safe container. They can be frozen for up to two months. Thaw at room temperature when ready to use.