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How to Make Pot Cookies: 8 Steps To Bake a Delicious Snack

By Last updated on May 9, 2024Last updated on May 9, 2024No Comments

Pot cookies are just one of many ways to consume Cannabis. Not only are they a tasty treat but the effects last much longer than when you smoke. Of course, you can purchase them, but making your own edibles is a whole new league of fun.

Since pot cookies may have a bit of a “weedy” taste to them, you can tweak this recipe with different flavors. Our favorites are peanut butter, chocolate chips, or nuts. This will help mask their taste and make your pot cookies much yummier.

Without further ado, here is a super easy recipe for pot cookies you can make at home.

What You’ll Need 

Here are just a few ingredients you’ll need to make pot cookies.

Cookie Mix

Use cookie mix to make pot cookies for the first time. Not only does it cut down on your prep time, but it can also prevent any measuring mishaps. There are plenty of delicious flavors for you to choose from too.

However, if you’re confident enough to make cookie dough from scratch, you can prepare it.


Butter is essential to making pot cookies, not because of its flavor. The high amount of fat inside butter absorbs all the THC after the decarboxylation process. It is often known as cannabutter and can be used in many dishes.

You can also use oil since butter tends to burn quickly. That being said, pot cookies taste the best when made with cannabutter. 


You can’t make pot cookies without Cannabis! When it comes to edibles, choosing a strain with higher THC levels can increase the potency levels of your cookies. How much you use depends on how potent you want your cookies to be.

It’s usually a good idea to start with 2-5 mg per cookie if you’re a beginner. 


Water is needed to make a double boiler for your cannabutter. This helps keep your butter at the correct temperature throughout the process.


Most cookie dough box mixes require eggs for them to come together. However, if you are vegan, you can look for alternatives like flaxseed or chickpea water.

Baking Supplies

Of course, you’ll need baking supplies to make your delicious pot cookies. Here are the supplies you should keep at hand:

  • Strainer
  • Pot
  • Glass bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Silicon spatula
  • Baking sheets

Here’s How You Can Make Pot Cookies

Here's How You Can Make Pot Cookies

The hardest part about making pot cookies is preparing the cannabutter. Follow this simple recipe to make a fresh batch of pot cookies.

Measure Your Cannabis

As we discussed earlier, a good starting point with pot cookies is 5mg per cookie. You can measure more or less depending on how potent you want your cookies to be.

Most recipes call for 8 ounces of oil or butter to ½ of Cannabis. Once you’ve measured out your pot, break it up into smaller pieces. Don’t use a grinder, or else it’ll become too fine.

The best method is to break up the nug using your hands.

Decarbing The Cannabis

The next step is the process of decarboxylation. This refers to the process of activating the cannabinoids in your pot using heat. It also makes it easier to infuse your butter with the pot later on.

You’ll need a baking tray and some baking sheets for this step. It’s best to use a glass baking dish for this step. After preheating the oven to about 220°F, lay out your Cannabis on the baking tray.

Once you place your baking tray in the oven, make sure you check it and mix it every couple of minutes. This will help it decarb properly and prevent burning.

How long it takes for your Cannabis to decarb depends on the quality of your nugs. You’ll know it’s done when it has a dark green color to it.

Infuse Your Butter

Once your pot has been decarbed, the most crucial step is infusing your butter. This process is a bit more complicated, but we’ve narrowed it down for you. You’ll need these items to make your own cannabutter.

  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cheesecloth 
  • Thermometer 
  • Two sticks of unsalted butter 
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • ½ ounce decarbed weed

This is just the recipe we are providing. You can tweak the measurements to make a more potent or lighter cannabutter.

Put your saucepan on low heat and add your water, putting a bowl over the top to form a double boiler. Add your butter to the bowl and let it melt before you add your decarbed Cannabis. 

Make sure to wrap your Cannabis in cheesecloth before you add it. Add your measured water as well. Use a lid to cover your saucepan and let this mixture simmer for at least 4 hours.

The longer you let it infuse, the more potent your cannabutter will be. Mix your cannabutter every 30 minutes, and make sure it doesn’t burn.

You’ll know it’s infused enough once the butter has a greenish tinge.

Let It Set

Remove the cheesecloth from the butter and squeeze it well. Now you can transfer your butter to a smaller dish and let it set. You’ll need to strain away the water once your butter has set.

Time to Bake!

Now we can move on to the fun step of this recipe! Use the instructions on the back of your cookie mix to prepare the dough. Switch out the oil for cannabutter or infused oil. Most boxed mixes require around ⅓ cup of oil or butter.

This means that you’ll have plenty left over for other batches. Add ingredients like chocolate chips or peanut butter to make your cookies more exciting.

Once you’ve made your dough, shape your cookies and bake according to the time mentioned on the boxed mix. Once baked, cool off your cookies and enjoy!!


You can always make your cookies from scratch, but this is an excellent recipe to try out if you’re a beginner. Eating these cookies on an empty stomach will give you a more potent high. If you’re not into that, eat these as a dessert after a meal.

We hope you found this article helpful!

Iftikhar Alam

With more than a decade of experience in writing for the cannabis industry, Alam is a well-established voice educating cannabis enthusiasts and inspiring and advocating responsible cannabis consumption. His expertise spans a range of topics, including cultivation techniques, medicinal benefits, legal developments, and lifestyle cannabis trends. LinkedIn profile