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Baking With THCA Flower: Tips & Recipes

Welcome to the wonderful world of baking with THCA flower! At Hemp Living, we’re all about exploring the amazing potential of hemp and cannabis. Today, we’re diving deep into the world of THCA treats. Whether you’re an experienced cannabis enthusiast or just curious about incorporating THCA into your culinary adventures, this blog post is for you. We’ll share some valuable tips and two delectable (and classic) recipes for Cannabis Cookies and Brownies, that will elevate your homemade edibles game to a whole new level!

Tips for Baking with THCA Flower

Before you get started with our tantalizing THCA recipes, here are some essential tips to ensure your culinary adventure is a success:

  1. Consider Your Baking Location: Baking with THCA flower can leave your baking area smelling a little… well, skunky! Make sure that you can air things out and nobody minds if you stink the place up a little.
  2. Choose High-Quality THCA Flower: The quality of your THCA flower matters. Look for reputable sources that provide lab-tested, pure THCA flower with minimal impurities.
  3. Butter is Key: To activate THCA’s potential, you’ll first need to decarboxylate your flower and make your cannabutter. There are MANY schools of thought on the best methods to achieve this, and we won’t go into them here. No matter your method for making your cannabutter, be careful not to overheat or burn the butter!
  4. Use Quality Ingredients: High-quality ingredients make a big difference in the final taste and quality of your edibles. Opt for organic and fresh ingredients whenever possible.
  5. Store Properly: Store your THCA-infused creations in a cool, dark place to maintain their freshness and potency.
  6. Consume Responsibly: Remember that the potency of your THCA-infused treats depends on the flower and quantity you use. Start with a low dose, wait for the effects, and adjust as needed. Most baked goods are best shared with friends (…and if you go overboard, check out our other post “10 Things to Do if You Get Too High” here!)

Now, let’s jump into some mouthwatering THCA recipes! Keep in mind, that each of these recipes can be modified as desired. Do you like nuts in your brownies? Go wild! Want to frost your cookies when you’re done? Sounds like fun! 

Are you more of a recipe-off-the-box kind of cook? No problem! Just substitute the butter in the box recipe with the equivalent amount of THCA-infused butter and enjoy!

THCA-Infused Recipes


Cannabis Cookies (Green Sugar Cookies)

These delightful Cannabis Cookies are perfect for a sweet and discreet way to enjoy THCA. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of THCA butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the THCA butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a greased or parchment-lined 26×18 baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack before enjoying.

Cannabis Brownies (OG Special Brownies)

Indulge in the classic cannabis-infused treat with these rich and fudgy Cannabis Brownies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of THCA butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  • Stir in the granulated sugar until well combined.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract and your prepared THCA butter.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Allow the brownies to cool before cutting into squares.

With these THCA-infused recipes, you’re ready to embark on a flavorful journey into the world of cannabis cuisine. Remember to consume responsibly, (even though they’re delicious…) start with a low dose and work your way up! Happy Baking!


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