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Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’re nuts about peanuts, you’ll be happy to find out that November is Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month! Peanuts, along with other nuts and legumes, were staple foods during the war effort as cheaper protein alternatives to meat.

This month’s family-friendly recipe offers two variations of the classic peanut butter cookie. Makes 12 cookies.

Optional: this recipe incorporates cannabutter for the cannabis-infused variation, however, to make this recipe family-friendly, just remove the 2 tablespoons of cannabutter and use regular unsalted butter instead. You can find our cannabutter recipe here.

Always consume cannabis responsibly.


  • Whisk & spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • 1-ounce portioning scoop
  • Wire cooling rack


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour (105g)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar (150g)
  • ½ cup (130g) creamy peanut butter (note: do not substitute crunchy peanut butter)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons prepared cannabutter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup (light or golden)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsalted, roasted peanuts, finely chopped

NOTE: For best results, use a kitchen scale to weigh the flour, sugar and peanut butter.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and adjust oven rack to middle position. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk sugar, peanut butter, egg, melted butter, corn syrup, and vanilla until smooth. Remove whisk, add flour mixture to bowl and fold gently with rubber spatula until combined. Fold in chopped peanuts until evenly distributed.
  4. Using a 1-ounce scoop, portion dough into 12 balls on parchment-lined baking sheet (2 tablespoons of dough per cookie). Using your fingers or a fork, gently flatten cookies.
  5. Bake cookies until edges are lightly browned, 10-12 minutes, rotating baking sheet after 5 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to wire rack and allow to cool completely before serving.

Cannabinoid Content:

65.625mg/Tablespoon x 2 ÷ 12 servings = 10.9 mg/ serving

These calculations are approximate and are based on our cannabutter recipe, which you can find here. Always consume responsibly.

Remember, it can take anywhere between 60-180 minutes for you to begin to feel the effects of ingested cannabis and the effects may be felt up to 8+ hours after consumption. The JWC family reminds you to always consume responsibly.

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Recipe by Laura Foster

Laura Foster graduated with honours from the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Program at George Brown College in 2008. For many years, Laura played a key role in providing cannabis-infused edibles to members of our MMAR collective. She is a founding member of JWC and now serves as our Chief Compliance Officer. For her personal views on the cannabis industry, you can follow her on Twitter @Laura_JWC.


With any cannabis-infused edibles, the general rule is to start with a low amount, and only increase slowly. Here at JWC, we would like to remind you that determining your dosage should be based on the information provided to you on your medical document. Do not change your dosage without first consulting with your healthcare provider. As always, make sure that your edibles are properly labelled and are stored out of reach of children and pets. When working with edible, cannabis-infused products, try to understand and maintain the ratios between the amount of cannabis and the butter or oil being infused. If your cannabis butter or oil is potent, consider reducing the amount used in your recipe by using a mix of infused and regular butter.

The recipes presented in this site are intended for entertainment and/or informational purposes only and for use by persons having appropriate technical skill, at their own discretion and risk. JWC makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the content of recipes presented in this website. It is your responsibility to determine the value and quality of any recipe or instructions provided for food preparation and to determine the nutritional value, if any, and the safety of the preparation and use instructions. To the extent permissible by law, JWC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. JWC shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, including without limitation special or consequential damages, arising out of your use of or reliance upon this site or the content hereof.

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