Cannabis Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas will feel different this year no matter where you are in the world. Even those who had contentious relationships with their family might be feeling a tinge of longing now that the option to go home is limited, if not altogether impossible. Still, humans will find a way to celebrate what matters, and in the true spirit of Christmas, eat, be merry, and gather over Zoom.

For now, we have memories of years passed and a few Christmas dinner ideas that infuse cannabis. 

“When I was maybe twelve years old, a Finnish family moved in next door, and we quickly became friends,” says flir founder, Riley Starr, recalling one of his favourite Christmas traditions. “Finnish culture actually originated a lot of the mythology that Christmas traditions are based on, especially Santa Claus.

We celebrated the holidays with them a number of times. Their dad would leave the house, find somewhere to change into costume, and come strolling down the street back to the house. He'd sit down with his kids and just talk to them, ask them what they had done that year, and what they looked forward to in the year ahead.

They didn't have this idea of Santa as a fantastical being everyone pretended was real, until you got to a certain age. Their dad was just playing a character, and everyone played along. I thought that was cool.”


Is there a specific dish that reminds you of Christmas?


Riley: A lot of my extended family lives in Alberta, and when my sister and I were kids, we traveled there to celebrate the holidays a few times. It was always hosted by my paternal grandmother, a woman with amazing strength of character. She'd grown up on and run a farm through some pretty tough times, but she also had so much love for her family. I have very clear memories of her dressed to the nines in her finest jewelry, carving (in true Alberta style) a giant prime rib roast. 

 

What is a perfect dish to infuse with cannabis for Christmas? 

 

Riley: When it comes to infusing food, I really think it pays to keep it simple. Not just because you're less likely to screw up the dosage and send your friends on a day-long trip to the emerald realm. Something homey and comforting is the best way to set the mood for a mellow experience.

For Christmas, you can't do better than a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Remember, simple doesn't mean basic. Make something from scratch with good-quality cocoa powder, maybe make a batch of homemade marshmallows to top it. Or add a bit of cinnamon and cayenne for a Mexican twist. The best part is, you can fill a thermos and take it along for a walk in a winter wonderland.

Three cannabis-infused Christmas cookie recipes:

Cannabis Christmas Cookies

Baking cookies during the holidays is a rewarding experience. Everyone loves the range of Christmas cookies that exist featuring ingredients like ginger, almond, peanut butter, and more. Try out this Christmas-themed and cannabis-infused cookie recipe.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup cannabutter
  • ¼ regular unsalted butter
  • 30 large marshmallows
  • Green food coloring
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Plain cornflakes
  • Cinnamon red-hot candies

Click here for further instructions.


Sriracha and Peanut Butter Cannabis Cookies 


Peanut butter and Sriracha is a killer combination of a noodle dish or any chicken satay. I never thought of the mixture to be a great dessert, but blended with brown sugar and flaxseeds, spicy and sweet jammed together— you’ll for sure love to have a taste of this pudding.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cannabis coconut oil or cannabutter (see recipe links below)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 egg (or 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
  • Hemp seeds, for garnish (optional)

For further instructions, click here

Snowball Cannabis Cookies 

Delicious, buttery and of course, cannabis-infused. These cookies are a great addition to any Christmas feast that errs on the stoned side. And they are extremely easy to make!

The first thing you need to do is make some cannabutter. Check out our instructions on how to make the perfect cannabutter before you start.

The ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup cannabutter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups of flour
  • ¾ cup finely chopped nuts of your choice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Extra powdered sugar
Click here for further instructions.