Home baked edibles make enjoying cannabis extra sweet. Shortbread, the melt-in-your mouth Scottish biscuit, happens to be the perfect base for cannabis edibles. The butter and sugar nicely bind the herbal flavors while helping extract and absorb the cannabis compounds. Baked into bite-size biscuits, they deliver tasty, discreet portions ideal for medicating or unwinding any time of day. This easy shortbread cannabis biscuit recipe will become a go-to bake for your edible creations.
Why Shortbread Works Well for Edibles
A silky, crumbly shortbread provides an exceptional foundation for THC and CBD for a few reasons:
It relies on heavily on butter, and THC bonds exceptionally well with fats, making for efficient infusion into the large proportion of butter.
The significant sugar balances out cannabis’ naturally bitter herbal taste with sweetness.
Shortbread uses only simple ingredients – flour, sugar, salt – that don’t compete much with the grassy botanical flavor.
The process is simple, so you minimize time baking to preserve potency of the cannabis infusion.
Portioning the dough into biscuits makes for consistent, measurable dosing you can tweak to preference.
The individually wrapped baked biscuits travel and store well, ready for fun wherever or whenever it strikes.
Shortbread simply provides an ideal canvas to let ganja flavor shine. Now let’s get baking!
Cannabis Shortbread Recipe
- Yield: About 2 dozen 2-inch biscuits
- Time: 1 hour prep & bake time
- Grill or Saucepan
- Mixing bowls
- Rolling Pin
- Baking Sheet
- 1 Cup Cannabis-Infused Butter, softened
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
Step 1 – Infuse The Butter
Using your preferred method, infuse 1 cup of high quality butter with cannabis until medicated butter becomes vibrant green. Refrigerate infused butter overnight until solid again for ease of handling.
Step 2 – Mix the Dough
In a large bowl, use a spoon or mixer to cream together 1 cup cannabis butter and 1/4 cup sugar until fluffy and fully blended. The green color will become more pronounced as ingredients mix. Slowly stir in 2 cups flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt until a dough forms. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 3 – Roll Out Dough
On a lightly floured surface, use your hands or a rolling pin to roll the chilled dough until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds using a 2-inch biscuit cutter or glass. Reroll scraps to use all the dough.
Step 4 – Bake Biscuits
Arrange shaped biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet spaced apart. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden on the bottom edges. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Step 5 – Store Cannabis Shortbread
Once completely cooled, store cannabis biscuits in an airtight container for up to 1 week, refrigerated for maximum preservation. Wrap individual portions for travel or sharing.
That’s all it takes to whip up these simple cannabis-infused treats. Now comes the fun part – dosing and enjoying the fruits of your labor!
Understanding Dosing & Portioning
When trying your cannabis biscuits for the first time, start with just 1/4 or 1/2 biscuit until you gauge potency. Effects take 30-90 minutes to manifest. Increase your dose a nibble at a time based on your reaction. For milder relief or microdosing, enjoy just 1/8 or 1/4 biscuit. Moderate effects come from consuming 1/2 to 1 full biscuit. Stronger recreational doses may range from 1 to 2 full biscuits, but exercise caution when intensifying dosage to avoid an unpleasant experience. Record your optimal dosage. Portion and wrap leftover biscuits so you can conveniently enjoy just the right amount per session.
While delightful on their own, these adaptable little edibles also pair well with:
- Tea or coffee to help wash them down
- Fruit jam, lemon curd or chocolate dip for extra flavor
- Ice cream, custard or whipped cream when craving an edible dessert
- Fresh berries that complement the herbal flavor
Get creative dressing up these cannabis biscuits however you like – their crumbly texture matches well with many flavors.
Whipping up this simple cannabis shortbread recipe makes for a fun weekend baking project. You get to enjoy the process of creating home edibles infused with care. Then reap delicious rewards at the perfect dose whenever you need a little herbal help relaxing. Follow proper safety steps during preparation and portioning. Soon these cannabis biscuits will become your go-to home edible thanks to their tasty simplicity.
To learn more about specific subtopics within Cannabis Clones, we have dedicated articles on Terpenes: The Hidden Gems in Cannabis Strains, Unveiling The Calming Power of Limonene in Cannabis, and CBD vs. THC: What’s The Difference?