Cannabis and hemp edibles have been around for a while. CBD cookies are the latest iteration of this power food. Not only will you fill your stomach will incredibly tasty hemp cookies, but you will also get all the benefits of medicinal hemp.
You can buy CBD cookies from numerous online stores, but what’s even more fun, you can make them at your own home!
In this article, we will share an awesome CBD cookie recipe and explain why these edibles can be so amazing for your health and wellbeing.
What are CBD cookies?
CBD cookies are just cookies infused with CBD oil.
Generally speaking, medicinal hemp oils tend to have an earthy taste, but some of them are neutral. Of course, there are those that are aromatized, so there are a lot of combinations to experiment with.
Cannabidiol oil doesn’t necessarily interfere with the taste. You will put a very small quantity of it in the cookies, which is why it might be hard to notice the substance. If you’re buying premade CBD cookies, they will already have a specific flavor (for example, chocolate chips, raisins, pecans, etc.).
These products are categorized as CBD edibles. This means that the substance will go through your digestive tract, which potentially eliminates some of the benefits.
However, when you eat CBD, it has a prolonged impact on your body. The substance takes some time to start working, but when it does, you will feel an improvement for a couple of hours.
What are the benefits of hemp cookies?
We cannot say with certainty how CBD cookies will affect your body.
There are numerous factors that need to be considered, such as weight, age, sex, metabolic factors, dosage, type of product, etc. Some users have reported negligent improvements, while others have noticed a major boost.
At this point, we have limited data regarding CBD’s internal mechanisms. It is presumed that cannabidiol is able to interact with the human endocannabinoid system.
This system is likely responsible for numerous functions such as sleep, pain, stress, mood, regeneration, protection, etc. So, the general theory is that, by regulating the endocannabinoid system, you are also able to harmonize all these functions.
Unfortunately, these theories are based on a limited amount of circumstantial data. There are a few studies that explore CBD and how it’s binding to the endocannabinoid receptors.
Based on some of these studies, it seems that cannabidiol requires other cannabinoid substances to start the process. For example, substances such as psychedelic THC.
In other words, hemp cookies may provide variable results based on the type of cannabidiol oil that was used for the recipe.
CBD cookie recipe
Here is an awesome CBD cookie recipe for 4 CBD cookies. It will take you a total of 25 to 30 minutes to make the batch!
- 20mg CBD oil
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 egg yolk
- ½ tablespoon of vanilla
- ¼ of a brown sugar cup
- ¼ of an all-purpose flour cup
- A pinch of baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons of nuts or almonds (your choice)
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- Start by preheating the oven. You can use the same temperature you otherwise use for hemp cookies.
- You will have to mix sugar and butter in a bowl until they become creamy. Add yolk, CBD oil, and vanilla, all while stirring them in. Once they ready, start stirring in baking soda, salt, and flour. End by adding all other ingredients (nuts, chocolate chips, flax seeds).
- The mixture should be divided into 4 portions. Roll them into balls and spread them apart on a baking sheet. You don’t have to smash balls into the hemp cookies as they will spread as you bake them.
- Bake them until they become golden around the edges. The baking will take approximately 15 minutes, perhaps a bit more. Once they’re done, let them cool off for a bit and then, you can eat them.
If you did everything properly, each cookie should have about 5mg CBD.
This is the minimal daily cannabidiol dose regardless of your age or body type. In other words, it shouldn’t be too much, no matter how you look at it.
Are they safe?
A lot of people are worried about the safety of CBD cookies, as well as medicinal hemp products, in general. Their safety is usually connected to the THC content.
This substance is the main reason why we get high when consuming marijuana. While there is a lot of it in cannabis, there are only traces of THC in hemp.
So, as long as you’re using a hemp-based product, you shouldn’t get high, and you shouldn’t experience long-term issues connected to THC consumption.
Most governments of the world limit THC content within CBD products. It usually shouldn’t go above 0.3%. This isn’t enough for you to get high.
Still, we don’t know if a minor, trace amount of THC would cause long-term issues. This substance is sometimes connected to mental problems that might occur after a while. So, you should at least be aware of this.
Otherwise, when used by itself, CBD may cause minor problems such as drowsiness, change in appetite, change in blood pressure, dry mouth. Most of these problems can easily be eliminated by simply stopping consumption.
What types of cannabidiol products can be used for CBD cookies?
There are 3 main types of cannabidiol oils that can be used for these treats:
- Full-spectrum CBD oil has all the cannabinoids and terpenes as the hemp plant. It should have a very wholesome impact on your body, whether it’s a part of CBD cookies or if you use it by itself.
- Broad-spectrum CBD oil has the same ingredients as full-spectrum oil but without THC. This makes it a bit safer, but potentially less beneficial.
- Isolates are the last group. They only have one specific cannabinoid (usually CBD).
Depending on the type of CBD product that you’re using, you can expect different improvements.