Kief cookies could very well be the most underrated edible in the world. It’s rare for people to talk about them and even more rare to actually make them. But the truth is that kief cookies are some of the simplest, best-tasting, most potent edibles you can make. Here are two methods for making your own kief cookies.
Decarboxylate Your Kief
Raw cannabis does not actually have active THC in it. Instead, it has a chemical called THCA. But when plant matter is heated, the THCA breaks down into active THC, the stuff that gets you high.
When you decarboxylate weed, you’re exposing it to enough heat to activate all the THC.To do this, place your kief in a small baking dish. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
When it’s up to temp, put the kief into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove the dish and let it cool back to room temperature. Now your kief is ready to use, and you’re all set to start baking some world-class kief cookies.
Kief Cookies Method 1: Pre-Made Dough
The first method for making kief cookies is as easy as it gets. Here’s what you will need:
- 2 teaspoons kief
- 1 roll of pre-made cookie dough
Start out by rolling the cookie dough into 16 balls, about the size of a golf ball. Next, pick up one of your dough balls and gently press your thumb into it so it makes a little depression or well.
Use a measuring spoon to measure out 1/8 teaspoon of kief. Dump it into the depression you just made in the cookie dough. Now squeeze the dough back into a ball.
As you do this, you can gently knead the dough to incorporate the kief throughout as much of the dough as you can. But don’t worry too much. Things will spread out as the dough bakes.
You just want to be sure all the kief is mixed into the center of the dough ball. After you’ve added kief to all 16 balls, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the oven is heating up, arrange the dough on a cookie sheet. They should be roughly two inches apart. Bake them for 10-15 minutes until they’re golden brown and gooey. Take them out of the oven, let them cool, and enjoy.
Kief Cookies Method 2: Kief Butter
For this one, you are going to make kief butter first and then use that as the base for your cookie dough. As it turns out, kief butter is much easier to make than regular cannabutter. Here’s what you will need:
- 1 stick of butter
- .25-.5 gram of decarboxylated kief (it depends on how potent you want the butter)
As always, start out by decarboxylating the kief. Next, put the butter in a pot, place it on a hot stove, and melt it. Then add your decarboxylated kief and stir.
As soon as all the kief is dissolved into the melted butter, take it off the heat and let it cool. You can now store it in an airtight container in the fridge or even freeze it for later use.
Once you’ve got a nice batch of kief butter all cooked up, it’s time to make your favorite cookie recipe. If you don’t have a fave, start with the one on the back of a bag of chocolate chips.
Simply substitute your kief butter for the regular butter. Bake the cookie dough like usual and enjoy your medicated treats.
A Sample Chocolate Chip Recipe
To get you started, here is a sample recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies. You will make them the same way your grandmother always did, except this time you’re adding kief butter to the mix.
Here’s what you need:
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup kief butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 package chocolate chips
- any other mix-ins you want: nuts, candy bar chunks, whatever
To make the cookies:
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix all the sugar together with the kief butter, vanilla, and egg.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips and any other mix-ins you want to add.
- Form the dough into balls, arrange on baking sheet, and bake for eight to ten minutes.
- Remove from oven when cookies are golden brown. Let them cool on a wire cooling rack.
- Enjoy your medicated kief cookies.
One Final Note
As with any weed edibles, go slow at first. Eating weed is very different than smoking or vaping it, and if you’re new to edibles, things can sometimes get a little weird.
It takes longer for your body to metabolize cannabis when you eat it, but when your body finally breaks it all down you get a super powerful high. The problem is that while you are waiting for the high to set in, it’s easy to assume that you can’t feel anything yet because you haven’t had enough.
So you keep eating more. And when it finally hits you, you’ve got so much THC coursing through your body that you get completely blasted.
So don’t be impatient. Give your body time to process the edibles. This is especially important when dealing with kief cookies. Kief is already such a potent form of cannabis that these edibles will be even more powerful than regular ones.
Nick is a Green Rush Daily staff writer from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been at the epicenter of the cannabis boom from the beginning. He holds a Masters in English Literature and a Ph.D. in cannabis (figuratively of course).