It’s no secret that CBD edibles are one of the most popular ways to get a regular serving of CBD. CBD edibles are everywhere, from gummies and hard candies to chocolates and energy bars. If you live in a more progressive part of the country, you might even find CBD edibles for sale at your local coffee shop.
Have you ever thought about making your own sweet CBD treats? If so, this article was written with you in mind. Here we’ll take a look at everything you need to know when learning how to make CBD cookies.
If you’re interested in how to make CBD cookies, baking with CBD might seem a little overwhelming at first. We get it. We’ve been there. Trust us though, once you get the basics down, baking with CBD is actually as easy as baking without it.
That being said, there are a couple of things to keep in mind whether learning how to make CBD cookies, CBD brownies or baking a CBD-infused birthday cake.
Baking is science and adding CBD to the mix must be done in a precise manner to ensure your cookies are infused with all the delicious benefits that CBD contains.
When you bake with CBD, the CBD oil itself must first be incorporated into a fat, whether butter, oil, or ghee. This ensures that the CBD spreads uniformly throughout each cookie to offer the precisely measured dose you’re aiming for.
Speaking of precisely measured serving size, how exactly do you calculate how much CBD to add when learning how to make CBD cookies?
Let’s take a look.
When learning how to make CBD cookies, your recipe must contain enough CBD in the entire batch to offer your desired per cookie potency. How much CBD do you want each cookie to contain?
Once you have this figured out, take your desired serving size and multiply it by the number of cookies your recipe calls for. This will give you the total number of milligrams you’ll ultimately use in your recipe.
When it comes to baking with CBD, you’ve got options. It’s important to decide what type of CBD you’ll use when you’re learning how to make CBD cookies.
The easiest way to incorporate CBD into your baking recipes is to use a CBD oil tincture and mix it into the fat your recipe contains. We prefer to use a full or broad-spectrum CBD oil tincture, simply because we prefer CBD to contain all the other beneficial cannabinoids and compounds like terpenes and flavonoids that lend to the entourage effect.
Another option is using CBD isolate when baking with CBD. While CBD isolate is 99.9% pure CBD and doesn’t contain other beneficial cannabis compounds, this fine powder does incorporate seamlessly with whatever fat you’re using to create your cookies.
As we said, we prefer a CBD oil tincture when baking. That being said, keep in mind that the cookies will take on whatever flavor your CBD oil tincture contains.
If you decide on an unflavored tincture, your cookies will contain the strong, earthy flavor of natural hemp. This taste actually pairs amazingly when making CBD cookies that contain chocolate, but not everyone prefers the natural taste of hemp.
As you’re probably aware, CBD oil tinctures come in a variety of different flavors. You might choose to use a mint-flavored CBD oil for a light minty taste. Chocolate and orange pair lovely, which it could make an orange-flavored CBD oil another option if you choose to make cookies containing semi-sweet or dark chocolate. Vanilla-flavored CBD oil tincture is another idea when you make CBD cookies, especially if you’re looking for a rich, smooth, creamy taste.
There’s something very important you need to know when learning how to make CBD cookies or baking with CBD in general.
Exposing CBD to high temperatures can break down the active compounds, essentially stripping your CBD of the benefits it contains.
When CBD heats up, it starts to evaporate which causes the compounds in the oil to begin to break down. If you overheat CBD, this heat can destroy beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids naturally present in the oil itself.
The boiling point of CBD is between 320-365 degrees Fahrenheit. The good news is most cookies bake at a temperature of 325-350 degrees. What’s more, is that the internal temperature of baked goods is less than the temperature they’re baked at when completely baked. This being said, CBD can be baked into your baked goods and still maintain most of its therapeutic benefits.
Now that you’re equipped with some basic knowledge about how to bake CBD cookies, let’s get right into an easy recipe for CBD chocolate chip cookies.
Note: This recipe is for 24 cookies, each containing 10mg CBD. Feel free to adjust the amount of CBD you use to reflect how much CBD you desire each cookie to contain.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fº
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the softened butter on medium speed with an electric mixer for approximately 1 minute until it reaches a creamy consistency. Add CBD oil tincture (we used Five CBD full-spectrum Citrus flavor) and beat 1-2 minutes until CBD oil is well incorporated into your butter.
Add packed brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat for another 1-2 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
Slowly add flour mixture and beat on medium speed until blended and dough comes together.
Stir in chocolate chips with a wooden or metal spoon.
Drop one rounded tablespoon of cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, with each tablespoon approximately two inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are lightly brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to a cooling rack with a spatula.
Your CBD chocolate chip cookies can be stored in an airtight container out of direct sunlight for 4-5 days.
If you’re someone that’s been turned on to the benefits of CBD and loves to bake, combining the two is the natural next step.
Our intention is for this article to serve you not only in learning how to make CBD cookies but as an easy introduction to baking with CBD.
Once you’ve got the basics down, there’s an entire world waiting for you to get crafty in the kitchen and create some amazing CBD baked goods of your own.
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