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Fall is upon us, the days are growing shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Very soon, pint-sized witches and goblins will be cruising their neighborhood streets and knocking on doors in search of their annual trick-or-treat candy. This can be an enjoyable time of year for adults as well. Want to make delicious fall-themed cannabis cookies? Read on.
While marijuana is definitely not for the kiddos, a wide selection of fall-themed cannabis cookies is suitable for cannabis-loving adult guests at your next Halloween party.
Whether you purchase your party refreshments at your favorite dispensary or make them yourself, your guests will appreciate an infused edible or two to go with their other party treats.
With Halloween synonymous with candy and sweets, these types of infused goodies are the best choice for your partygoers.
Just be sure to warn them about what they’re getting into before you set out your party trays! “Less is more” is a good motto to live by when it comes to infused edibles.
Homemade Fall Party Treats
The modern cannabis industry has seen an explosion of infused cooking and baking ingredients. Since most of these infused ingredients can’t be sold outside of the states where they’re created, shop around online to see what you can find in your area.
In past decades, cannabutter was the standard homemade infused baking ingredient that nearly everyone relied on for baking infused cookies and brownies.
Cannabutter is very easy to make, and all you need is cannabis flower and butter. Numerous recipes exist online for cannabutter to guide you in its creation before you begin to make your fall baked masterpieces. Other infused baking ingredients include cannaflour, which is another great ingredient for baked goods.
Fall-themed Cannabis Cookies Recipes
Cookies are seasonal treats during the fall holiday season. Adding cannabis to the cookie recipe just makes them even better.
Here are two seasonal cannabis-infused cookie recipes that are full of fall flavor. Your adult cannabis-loving friends will enjoy them at your next Halloween party or as a trick-or-treat gift.
Maple Pumpkin Cookies
Warm cookies right out of the oven on a chilly evening are a great way to celebrate the arrival of fall. These infused cookies explode with the fall flavors of pumpkin and maple making them the perfect fall-themed cannabis cookies.
- 1⁄2 cup cannabutter
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 3½ tablespoons maple syrup
- 1⁄2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Cream cannabutter and sugars together until light and fluffy
- Beat in egg, maple syrup, and pumpkin
- Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Stir or beat flour mixture into creamed mixture
- Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.
Spooky Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are the quintessential holiday cookie. Shopping for Halloween cookie cutters can transform these baked goodies from a typical circular cookie shape to a seasonal theme like pumpkins, ghosts, bats, or witches’ hats.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour measured, then sifted
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups cannabutter, softened
- 2½ cups granulated sugar (1 ½ cups granulated for recipe, 1 cup for rolling
- 2 eggs
- 1¼ tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line four baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- Place the softened cannabutter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Cream the butter and sugar together on high until light and fluffy (a few minutes) Then, turn the mixer on low and add the eggs and vanilla extract.
- With the mixer running on low, slowly add the flour mixture.
- Scrape the bowl and beat again for 30 seconds.
- Place dough on baking sheet
- Bake for 12-15 minutes
Sugar Cookie Decorating
Cannabis sugar cookies provide a great canvas for creative designs with frosting. They also lend themselves to fun shapes if you choose to use cookie cutters. All that Halloween cookie shapes like bats and pumpkins require is frosting.
With a little bit of creativity, you can transform your circular cookies into scary bloodshot eyeballs or spiderwebs. Let your imagination run crazy and have fun with your decorating.
There are many ways to express yourself with Halloween cookie decorating. Orange, white, and black make perfect frosting colors at this time of year. Sugar cookies are a great way to show off your creative side. Add M&Ms, hot cinnamon dots, or sprinkles to take your cookie designs to the next level.
If you or your party guests have kids, be sure to make some regular (not cannabis-infused) cookies for them as well. Just be sure to separate the kids’ treats from the adults’ cookies, keeping the latter safely out of reach of little cookie-grabbing hands. There’s no reason that grownups should have all the fun!
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Karen gained expertise in developing training programs and technical documentation as a Senior Editor at Cisco Systems. She began her journey in cannabis as a patient, searching for a way to heal herself. When she perfected a method for making cannabis oil, other patients began to seek her out. An early adopter of CBD medicine, she started her CBD-infused-products business in 2014. Over the last two decades, Karen has taught hundreds of patients and caregivers how to select strains, infuse oils, and extract cannabinoids.
When she isn’t teaching cannabis cooking classes, Karen works as a cannabis business consultant, writes for online cannabis publications like Cannabis Training University, Leafly, and Weedmaps, and runs a CBD-infused-product business.