Be The Star of the Potluck with these THC Infused Holiday Recipes
If you’re attending a party, gathering, or potluck this holiday season, chances are you’ll want to impress your friends and loved ones with the food you bring. And, while you might want to keep your food completely non-psychoactive for certain events, you can also be the star of the potluck with these THC-infused holiday recipes.
Infusing THC into your recipes is a great idea if you’re sharing food with fellow stoners. You can infuse all kinds of snacks, meals, and even drinks with the powers of cannabis. Not only will your cannabis-loving buddies be impressed, but the effects of these tasty THC-infused edibles will make your parties even more fun.
There are a few good ways to infuse your recipes with THC. For instance, you can cook your favorite cannabis flower strain in butter or oil before adding it to recipes. You can also simply add a generous dose of THC tincture to snacks, drinks, and meals. Cannabis consumers in Oakland, CA, and Portland, ME can find what they need from our dispensary menu.
With that said, you might want some inspiration. Here are some of the best THC-infused holiday recipes you can try for yourself.
THC-Infused Butter Recipe
Before delving into how to make cannabis Christmas cookies and cakes, you’ll want to make some THC-infused butter. THC binds to fats in ingredients such as butter or oil. As such, making a big batch of THC butter can help you with all kinds of recipes. You can also spread THC butter on toast or scones, add it to pasta, or even mix it into drinks. Here’s how to make THC-infused butter.
- 7 - 10 grams of Cannabis Flower
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of water
Step 1: Before infusing your cannabis into butter, you’ll need to decarboxylate it in the oven to activate the THC. Preheat your oven to 245ºF (118°C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Break your cannabis into buds and spread them evenly across the tray and put them in the oven.
Step 2: Allow 30 to 40 minutes for your cannabis buds to decarboxylate, shaking the tray occasionally to ensure they’re heated evenly. You can then take the buds out of the oven and grind them.
Step 3: Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of butter to a saucepan on medium heat. Wait for the butter to melt and stir thoroughly. Lower the heat to around 160ºF to 180ºF and add your ground, decarboxylated cannabis.
Step 4: Allow the weed and melted butter to simmer in the saucepan for at least 2 to 3 hours. Keep the heat low to prevent the water from boiling - this can ruin the effects of your cannabis butter.
Step 5: After simmering for around 2 to 3 hours, strain the cannabis butter mixture into a jar through a cheesecloth or strainer. Seal the container and place it in the fridge until the butter hardens. Your cannabis butter is now ready to use.
THC Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Chocolate chip cookies are always a surefire way to impress your guests. They’re tasty, ideal for snacking, and they remind many people of happy childhood memories. And if you’re hanging out with your smoking buddies, you can make your chocolate chip cookies even better with a little THC. This recipe combines THC butter with cookie dough to make delicious cannabis-infused choc-chip cookies.
- 1 cup of THC-infused butter
- 3 cups of chocolate chips
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of hot water
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon of salt
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350ºF and cover a baking tray with parchment paper. In the meantime, grab a mixing bowl and a whisk to mix your ingredients.
Step 2: In your mixing bowl, combine your cannabis butter, white sugar, and brown sugar and mix thoroughly. Next, add your eggs and vanilla extract and continue to mix. Dissolve your baking soda in a cup with 2 teaspoons of hot water and add it to the rest of the ingredients.
Step 3: Combine flour and salt in a smaller bowl before adding it to your larger mixing bowl. Finally, add your chocolate chips to the mixing bowl and stir all ingredients. If you don’t have chocolate chips, you can cut a chocolate bar into small pieces.
Step 4: After combining all of these ingredients, you should have a bowl of thick, satisfying cookie dough. Now, take large spoonfuls of the dough and spread them onto your baking sheet until you have around 24 even pieces.
Step 5: Place the baking tray in the oven for around 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to brown. Remove the tray from the oven and allow the cookies to cool before storing them in a container.
THC-Infused Stuffing Recipe
Stuffing is a mainstay of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. You can have it as a side dish or even stuff your turkey with it. And if you’re eating with other cannabis-loving friends, you can easily infuse your stuffing with THC. This recipe combines stuffing with cannabis butter for delicious results.
- ⅔ cup of THC-infused butter
- 10 cups of dry breadcrumbs
- 3 ½ cups of chicken broth
- 3 celery stalks
- 2 onions
- 2 teaspoons of parsley
- A pinch of salt and pepper
- Spices (thyme, sage, rosemary, etc.)
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F. In the meantime, dice your onions and celery stalks and place a saucepan on medium heat.
Step 2: Add your cannabis butter to the saucepan. Once it melts, add your diced vegetables and parsley and mix thoroughly. You can also add salt, pepper, and a mix of spices such as thyme, sage, and rosemary.
Step 3: Combine your breadcrumbs and chicken broth in a large mixing bowl. Toss until all the pieces are moist. You can then pour your melted butter, vegetables, and spices into the bowl. Mix all ingredients.
Step 4: Place your stuffing mixture in a baking pan and cook it in the oven for around 35 to 40 minutes. Take it out and you should have a good batch of delicious stuffing to use for all kinds of holiday meals. You might want to add a little melted cannabis butter on top for extra potency.
THC Christmas Shortbread Recipe
Another perfect holiday recipe to bring to parties and gatherings is THC-infused shortbread biscuits. They’re incredibly satisfying and delicious to eat. But make sure you and your guests don’t eat too many - they’re also highly potent. Here’s how to make tasty THC Christmas shortbread.
- ⅔ cup of THC-infused butter
- 1 cup of flour
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ cup of sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
Step 1: Beat your butter in a bowl for around 5 minutes until it’s fluffy. Add your sugar and vanilla extra to the bowl and continue to beat the mixture for another few minutes.
Step 2: Mix your flour and salt in a smaller bowl or cup before adding it to the rest of your ingredients. Blend the mixture at low speed until all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Step 3: Transfer your dough from the bowl into a plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for an hour. This will help your dough become more firm. You can then take it out and roll it with a rolling pin until it’s around ¼ inch thick.
Step 4: Now, you can start making your dough into shapes. You can cut it into shortbread squares or even use Christmas-themed cookie cutters. You might also want to add fillings such as chocolate chips.
Step 5: Preheat your oven to 325ºF and place your cookie shapes in the fridge to let them harden for another 30 minutes or so. You can then place the shapes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake them for around 10 - 15 minutes. Once your shortbread is firm and crispy, remove it from the oven and place it in a container.
THC-Infused Mulled Wine Recipe
Cannabis doesn’t just go great with meals and snacks. You can also make some incredibly refreshing and relaxing cannabis-infused drinks. Mulled wine is a holiday favorite - the blend of wine and spices makes many people feel festive and joyous. Adding a little THC can make your mulled wine even more popular. Here’s how.
- 750ml of red wine
- ¼ cup of brandy or orange liqueur
- 1 orange (sliced) or 1 cup of pure orange juice
- 8 cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 star anise
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- THC Tincture
Step 1: Add all your ingredients (except for your THC Tincture) to a large saucepan. You can use any kind of wine you like and choose between brandy or orange liqueur. You can also substitute honey for sugar or maple syrup.
Step 2: Place your saucepan on medium heat and allow the mixture to barely reach a simmer without boiling. Avoid letting the mixture bubble as this can ruin the effects of the alcohol. Reduce the heat, cover the saucepan, and let it simmer for at least 15 more minutes.
Step 3: Strain your mulled wine into a jug using a fine mesh strainer. You can then add your THC Tincture. A 10mg dose of THC is more than enough for most users, so you might want to add 5 to 10mg for each person you’re sharing your wine with. Stir the wine briefly and serve it in heatproof mugs.
Other THC-Infused Holiday Recipes
While these are some of the best cannabis recipes for Christmas and the holiday season, there are plenty of other great ideas. Once you’ve made cannabis butter, you can use it to season vegetables, roast potatoes, salads, and various other side dishes. You can also use it in baked recipes for cookies, brownies, cakes, and more.
Alternatively, a bottle of THC tincture can go a long way. You can mix THC tincture into all kinds of holiday drinks, including hot chocolate, apple cider, and even holiday cocktails. Simply measure your desired dosage and mix it into your beverage thoroughly.
Decarboxylated cannabis can also be infused into other fat-based ingredients. Combining cannabis with coconut oil is an excellent way to add it to drinks and desserts. It can also be infused into lard, milk, and even syrup.
These THC-infused holiday recipes are sure to make you the star of the potluck. Try them out and see which ones you enjoy the most. Just remember not to serve these recipes to anyone who doesn’t want to experience the effects of cannabis. If you’re looking to buy high-quality cannabis products in California or Maine, visit Rose Mary Jane.