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Sprinkled: A Delightful Cannabis Infused Cookie Recipe by Laurie Wolf

Laurie Wolf

By Laurie Wolf

June 22, 2022

It’s a fact — there’s never a bad time to celebrate with a warm cookie. Anyone with a sweet tooth will agree, and recent data supports the notion.

According to

, the global cookies market continues to expand exponentially from its value of $30.62 billion in 2018. We’re not sure about you, but that statistic alone has us craving a big glass of milk. From there, it’s important to consider that according to , the global cannabis infused edibles market is also huge. In 2021, it was worth an estimated $4.1 billion. Throw these two industries together, and we know the demand for cannabis infused cookies is real.

Although these stats are impressive, they’re not needed for you to understand how delicious and in demand these sweet baked snacks are. So, if you’re looking to create an infused cannabis version of the popular sugar cookie, one of our favorite cannabis chefs Laurie Wolf is sharing her Delightfully Infused Cannabis Cookie Recipe.

An infused cookie is a cannabis twist on your typical, favorite sweet treat. While the simple baking ingredients of sugar, flour and fats are essential, the trick to making an infused cookie is by swapping out one of the fats like butter or oil with cannabutter or cannabis-infused oil. 

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Especially for those new to baking, starting out with this simple cookie recipe is a natural first step. Be sure to prep ahead of time by having all the ingredients and kitchen tools needed to execute this recipe with ease. 

Cookies are relatively easy to make, because the ingredients and instructions pretty simple. Most of the ingredients for the recipe below can be found in most pantries, with the exception of coarse sugar. The same goes for kitchen tools you’ll need — be sure to have some parchment paper on-hand.

Infusing & Cannabis Edibles

Before embarking on your baking journey, be sure you have all the tools on-hand to do-it-yourself. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. For the infused cookie recipe below, you’ll want to get your hands on some infused cannabutter.

In legal states, it’s quite easy to get your hands on cannabis infusions like cannabutter through licensed dispensaries and delivery services. Another option is making your own cannabis infusion, which is great in not-so-weed-friendly states and for those who like to do-it-yourself. Plus, the DIY route is also bound to save you money.

For those looking to go the DIY approach, High There has you covered with our tried-and-true

. If you’re looking for an end product that’s even more potent, we have a recipe and instructions on

Our recipe, submitted by contributor Laurie Wolf, shows just how easy it can be to master making delicious cookies. In Laurie’s own words: 

“We created these sprinkle cookies, a few years ago, for a 4/20 celebration. They then became a staple in the business. We sold thousands of them. Alas, we don’t make them anymore, and I miss them. This is the “at home” version, resulting in 16 gently infused sugar cookies. 

“They are flavored with almond and vanilla extracts, and they are crisp on the outside but tender on the inside. And look how pretty! Because the cookies go into the freezer for a bit before baking, they won’t spread out much. 

“I infused these cookies with the strain Forbidden Fruit (my favorite) and the dose is 5mg of THC per cookie. If you know your tolerance, you can use more or less infused butter. Just don’t overdo it.”

For more from Laurie Wolf, make sure to check out her website

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Sprinkled: A Delightful Cannabis Infused Cookie Recipe

(Yields 16 cookies, 5mg each cookie)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour, more for your work surface
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 5 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. canna-butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles, any type
  • 1/3 cup coarse sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butters and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, almond extract and sprinkles, and mix.
  3. Add the flour mixture slowly, until just combined.
  4. Form the dough into two disks and chill for at least an hour.  
  5. Heat oven to 325°F. 
  6. Place some flour on your work surface. Take out the disk of dough and roll it out to a 24-inch square. Use a pizza cutter and divide the dough into eight squares. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Gently press. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes and prepare the next disk. Freeze the next batch.
  7. Place the cookies on two parchment lined sheet pans and bake for seven to nine minutes.  

Wrapping Up

Be adventurous when making your Infused Cannabis Cookie. You can go as bold as you’d like here. You can swap out the sprinkles for a chocolate drizzle, or you can add some food coloring to make your cookies a different color from the traditional white sugar cookie. 

Sugar cookies are one of the most versatile cookies when it comes to toppings and decorations. Make an activity out of it. Grab different colors of piping frosting, sprinkles, candies, colorful sugars and more. Have fun with it!

If we’ve gotten your Julia Child vibes going strong, don’t stop the good times! Check out even more recipes and get valuable edible-baking insight by checking out our overview article on

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