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Canna Have Another Peanut Butter Bite Cookie?
What?s not to love about cannabis cooking? I know I love everything about it, and I?m here to share a simple but sweet favorite. These little 3 ingredient gems are sure to get a smile from your cannabis consuming friends. Keep it simple or spruce it up; leave it alone,
or layer it with a cannabis-infused chocolate coating. The possibilities are absolutely endless for these sweet, healthy, flourless, dairy-free and oh so simple chewy peanut butter bites . . . and you might just have everything you need to make them now.
- 1 cup peanut butter (Your favorite or course). I use a healthy natural peanut butter like Maranatha Organics or a Jiff Natural, but it’s your recipe now, so it’s really up to you to have fun with. 🙂
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup medicated infused natural sweetener (or up to 1 cup medicated sugar or a combination of medicated and regular sugar to suit your medical needs). Feel free to taste the batter when you mix the sugar and peanut butter together to get your desired sweetness. I prefer not so sweet, but if you have a sweet tooth that needs craving or want your cookies to pack a bigger punch, add a little more.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional. I opt-in, because I make my own vanilla extract, but if you don’t have any on hand, don’t let it stop you from baking up a batch of delicious meds.)
- Add-ins like Chocolate chips, jelly, nuts, flavored baking chips, (optional)
Also needed: Cookie sheet and baking spray or parchment paper.
- Preheat the oven to 350?F and spray a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and sweetener to taste, (Yes, taste it if you want to now for desired sweetness, keep adding until you are happy with the taste.)
- Add the egg and mix.
- Optional add ins , 1 tsp of vanilla, and/or chocolate or flavored baking chips, nuts, or jelly on top in the center like a thumbprint cookie ). Remeber tHC likes FAT to bond, so do not be scared to layer a little if you want.
- Scoop out a tablespoon of dough at a time and roll it into a ball and set it onto the cookie sheet. – Flatten the cookie balls by pressing your finger into the middle (If making jelly thumbprint cookies add a small spoon of jelly on top prior to baking) – Or, use a fork and lightly press on top of them to make a classic criss-cross pattern.- Maybe add some Peanut butter, chocolate chips, or another Flavor if you prefer.
- These will not spread like a traditional peanut butter cookie, so they can be spaced close together on your cookie sheet. You should fit all 12 to a pan, with no problem.
- Bake these babies up for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies have golden brown edges or are done to your liking.
- Remove from baking sheet and cool before you enjoy the bite sized buzz.
- Store in airtight container up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Approx 12 cookies depending on size.
Be sure to label these cookies and store them safely. Little fingers shouldn’t find these, so please keep them out of reach of children without a medical card, and pets who might overindulge and not be able to help themselves.
Storing Canna (have another) Peanut Butter Cookies
I am a believer of fresh is best, so I make these regularly. These cookies will last up to 5 days If they are stored at room temperature in an airtight container, but I bet that they won’t last that long.
Saving some for later, planning a party, or just doubling the batch? You can even freeze these babies. If you want to freeze them, here are a few tips and tricks.
- First let them cool completely. (This is very important.)
- Next, lay them out in a single layer on a small cookie sheet or plate and freeze them until they are frozen solid. (We do this so that the cookies don?t stick together.)
- Once these gems are frozen, you can transfer them to an airtight container or zip-top freezer bag. They store nicely for up to 3 months. Thaw them ahead by leaving a few out overnight in the refrigerator or on the counter, and then enjoy them at your leisure. In fact, I have a few in my fridge, and I am off to enjoy one now with my morning coffee. What a wonderful way to start a morning! Wishing you Peace and Love, and Prosperity to All
- The Next Recipe will be today?s treat. I call it Monkey Business (chocolate deliciousness made infused butter or coconut oil) with the chefs choice of coconut, candy, and or nuts)