These chocolate mint chip cannabis cookies combine the very best parts of a brownie baked into a cookie paired with a hint of mint! This sweet treat comes with multiple infusion options and tips and tricks for making them perfect the first time.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
It's that time of year, time for holiday cookies!
I am always working on creating new and delicious recipes for my Well With Cannabis Community, and this one is definitely a winner.
Imagine the crunchy, gooey, perfect texture of a corner brownie piece in cookie form. Yes! The best part of the brownie, over and over again.
You can easily make this recipe with my Bliss Cannabutter or find many alternative infusion options explained below.
In this guide, you will find my mouth-watering recipe for chocolate mint cookies, a step-by-step guide, notes, and expert tips to make this recipe perfect the first time.
Stock Your Canna Kitchen
- Flour: white, all-purpose flour works best in this recipe
- Unsweetened cocoa powder; use dark chocolate if desired
- Baking soda: don't confuse this for baking powder
- Salt: kosher salt or table salt works
- Cannabutter: Start with my Bliss Cannabutter or make your own ahead of time. The cannabutter should be softened to room temperature for the best results. You can substitute cannabis coconut oil here, but it should be at room temperature. You don't want to use melted butter; you want to be softened. Learn how to soften cannabutter here safely.
- White sugar: If you want, you could substitute cannabis sugar
- Brown sugar: If you don't have brown sugar, use a full cup of white sugar
- Eggs: for consistency
- Vanilla extract: for taste
- Mint chips: One cup of mint chocolate chip seems perfect, but add more if you want a higher ratio. If you don't want mint, semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, or white chocolate chips will also work. Want an extra potent batch? Try cannabis-infused chocolate.
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
- Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set them aside. A greased baking sheet will work, too.
- Step 2 - Whisk the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set this aside.
- Step 3 - In a separate large bowl or a bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the cannabutter and both sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes.
- Step 4 - Add the egg and vanilla to the creamed butter bowl.
- Step 5 - Starting at a low speed and gradually increasing the mixer speed to medium-high speed, beat well with the mixer. Scrape the sides of the bowl if needed.
- Step 6 - Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while mixing.
- Step 7 - Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated and a dough has formed.
- Step 8 - Fold the mint chips when the cookie batter has formed.
- Step 9 - Create one tablespoon-sized cookie dough ball using a #70 scoop and place them evenly 2" apart on the reserved parchment-lined baking sheet. A scoop help ensures equal portions and better dosing.
- Step 10 - Place the trays in the oven for 7-10 minutes. See baking notes below.
- Step 11 - Remove the baked cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 1-2 minutes before removing them from the cookie sheet and transferring them to a wire rack or cooling rack. If you want to get fancy, drizzle melted chocolate on top of each cookie.
- Step 12 - Enjoy!
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
These chocolate mint chip cookies have the same shelf life as any other cookies. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. Freeze after seven days to prevent spoilage.
Additionally, storing these cookies in an air-tight container with a slice of bread will keep them soft and moist. Place a piece of wax paper between the layers if you have drizzled chocolate on top of the cookies.
If you store the dough for future baking, wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. Learn more about how to store edibles here.
Alternate Cannabis Infusion Options
As with all things edibles, there is more than one way to infuse something.
Below we will explore how you could infuse these mighty little treats with your favorite secret ingredient.
Using cannabis butter is the most popular way to infuse your favorite recipes.
It's easier and most cost-effective to buy my Bliss Cannabutter, but there are many ways to make it home.
You can adjust the amount of cannabutter used alongside regular butter to control your dose if needed. Use a ¼ cup cannabutter and ¼ cup butter for a less potent option.
Coconut oil stays solid at room temperature, so it's perfect for this recipe and creams together with the sugar.
You can make these cookies with cannabis-infused sugar if you have some on hand.
Simply swap the infused sugar for white sugar.
You could also use infused oil or butter and infused sugar for an extra potent batch of cookies.
Concentrates and Extracts
Just be sure to check if your concentrate needs to be decarbed first.
Then, mix the concentrate with ½ cup of normal butter or organic coconut oil, and then prepare the recipe according to the instructions below with your butter mixture.
Just be mindful of adding the correct dose, especially if you are not a regular consumer of edibles.
Notes and Expert Tips
- Baking note: All ovens bake at different temperatures, and 9 minutes is the average baking time. Some ovens will bake quicker, so check your cookies for your desired doneness between 7-10 minutes. Some may need as long as 11-12 minutes. Bake time will also depend on the size of your dough balls. Small balls will bake faster than larger ones. Adjust accordingly to find your perfect texture. Don't be afraid to bake an additional minute if needed.
- Edibles can be potent: If you have never had edibles before, it is essential to note that they will likely affect you differently than inhalation, topical, or sublingual application methods.
- Be safe: When it comes to cannabis edibles, please, start low and go SLOW! Your experience will be entirely dependent on your endocannabinoid system.
- Learn how to easily make the staple recipes needed to infuse this recipe, like cannabutter and cannabis sugar, with my Cannabis Cookbook!
- Gift mindfully: these great-tasting cookies make great gifts for a holiday party or special occasion. Just be mindful of the amount of THC you add to your edible recipes if you give them away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Even cookies can be brand new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer. Here are some of the most common FAQs I get asked about these delicious fluffy cannabis chocolate chip cookies from my Well With Cannabis Community.
No, it is perfectly OK to bake the cookies at this temperature, as the cookies never get this hot.
So many great gluten-free flour alternatives swap pretty well for traditional all-purpose flour. You can grab gluten-free all-purpose flour at most grocery stores. This is the all-purpose gluten-free flour I recommend for gluten-free baking. I have not tried almond flour, oat flour, or other gluten-free options.
If you're using cannabutter, your first step will be to know how much THC is in your batch of cannabutter. This will depend on the strain you use. The best marijuana strains like Durban poison, OG kush, or thin mint girl scout cookies can be upwards of 18-20% THC. Use my popular dosage calculator if you need help with this. If this is your first time, know that you will need to know how much cannabis you added in weight and how potent it is in percent.
Yes, if you really want to, feel free to add very finely chopped fresh mint leaves. You can also use peppermint extract, peppermint essential oils, chopped candy cane, or Andes mint candies in this recipe as the primary flavoring agent.
We can't say for sure, but customers who try our cannabutter say it is a great way to manage chronic pain, muscle spasms, muscle tension, and more.
Yes, check out these sweet recipes made with cannabutter and gather new ideas for next time!
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Chocolate Mint Chip Cannabis Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, for approximately 2-3 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla to the creamed butter bowl and beat well with the mixer.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while continuing to mix. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated and a dough is formed.
- When the dough is formed, fold in the mint chips.
- Create 1 tablespoon-sized dough balls (using a #70 scoop) and place them evenly 2" apart on the reserved baking sheets.
- Bake in the oven for 9 minutes. See baking notes below.
- Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 1-2 minutes before removing from the baking sheet and transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!
- All ovens bake at different temperatures, and 9 minutes is an average baking time. Some ovens will bake quicker, so check your cookies for your desired doneness between 7-10 minutes. Bake time will also depend on the size of your dough balls, so adjust accordingly.
- It's OK to make this recipe with all white granulated sugar or all brown granulated sugar if you don't have both.