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Easy to Bake Edibles; Cannabis Recipes for Beginners

Updated: Dec 10, 2019

Baking with cannabis can seem daunting, especially if you’re not particularly adept in the kitchen to begin with.

Thankfully, cooking with cannabis is fairly straight forward. Here, we’ll deliver some easy to bake cannabis edibles.

We’ll assume you’ve already got your hands on some cannabis butter, either from a trusted vendor or prepared yourself from some dry bud.

All these recipes fall well into the ‘easy’ category, but each with its own unique charm.

For baking in general, and especially when cooking with cannabis, a scale for weighing ingredients is necessary. This will also ensure a consistent and tracked dosage of your cannabis treats.

Canna Shortbreads

A classic Scottish cookie recipe that’s too easy to mess up. The essence of these cookies traditionally comes from the fresh butter, so expect to have an up-front cannabis flavor from these treats.


● ¼ cup of sugar

● ½ cup cannabutter

● 1 ½ cups flour


  • Preheat oven to 375°F

  • Beat the cannabutter and sugar together until smooth and mixed well

  • Add the flour and mix well until a smooth paste forms

  • From here, you can roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into shapes

  • Or, you can pack the mix into a baking pan and slice into slabs after baking

  • Chill for 20 minutes in the fridge

  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until only just starting to brown

The Classic Brownie

When it comes to edibles, brownies are what first come to mind for many people. The chocolate definitely helps to cover up the herbal flavor of cannabis, for the pickier eaters.


● ½ cup cannabutter (melted)

● 1 cup white sugar

● 2 eggs

● 1 tsp vanilla extract

● ⅓ cup of cocoa powder (unsweetened)

● ½ cup flour

● ¼ tsp salt

● ¼ tsp baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F

  • Grease and flour, or line with parchment, an 8” pan

  • In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract

  • Beat in dry ingredients and mix until just combined

  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes

  • Let them cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving

Easy CannaButter Cake

Like the Scottish shortbread, this recipe really lets the cannabis shine, with no competing flavors. You can double down on the dose by whipping up a buttercream frosting to crown this simple but delicious cake.


● 1 cup cannabutter, softened

● 1 cup of sugar

● 2 tsp vanilla extract

● 3 eggs

● 2 ½ cups flour

● 3 ½ tsp baking powder

● ½ tsp salt

● ⅔ cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F

  • Grease and flour, or line with parchment, an 8” pan

  • In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, cream the butter, vanilla extract, and sugar together until light and fluffy, 2-4 minutes

  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well

  • Add half the flour mixture to the large bowl, mix well to combine

  • Add half the milk to the large bowl, mix well to combine

  • Repeat steps 6 and 7 and give it a final good mix

  • Spread the batter into the pan

  • Bake for 1 hour, or until a wooden skewer or toothpick poked into the center of the cake comes out clean

  • Let it cool in the pan 10 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely

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