Delicious CBD Winter Recipes
When it comes to the holiday season, there's a lot to cherish — but as far as I'm concerned, nothing beats the good food and drink you share with family and loved ones!
But when you add in a dash of CBD, cooking during the holiday season gets all the sweeter.
From CBD cookies to CBD-infused drinks, CBD Christmas pudding and more — a bit of cannabidiol can fit into virtually any holiday classic, bringing CBD goodness to all your festivities.
So in the holiday spirit, here are a few of our favorite winter recipes, with an extra infusion of CBD cooking to make the season just a little brighter. Happy Holidays!
CBDelicious Christmas Cookies
Sugar cookies are a holiday favorite and a near-mandatory part of many family gatherings! Adding a dash of CBD to the mix only makes the celebration merrier.
What You'll Need
- 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- CBD isolate powder or unflavored CBD-isolate tincture (to minimize the impact on cookies' taste)
- Optional: festively shaped cookie cutters
- Sift the salt, baking powder, and flour in a medium bowl and set it aside.
- Beat the sugar and margarine in a large bowl until smooth.
- Beat 1 egg into the butter mixture. Then add vanilla extract and beat other 1 egg into the mixture.
- Add flour, then stir until dough is just combined. Wrap the dough and chill in the refrigerator for ~2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease two cookie sheets.
- Roll dough on a floured surface until it is even and ~¼ in. thick. Then cut out desired shapes (using cookie cutters is ideal). Combine scraps, roll back out, and cut new cookies until dough is used up.
- Arrange cookies on cookie sheets, then bake for 6-8 minutes, until edges are golden.
- Briefly allow cookies to cool, then place on a wire cooling rack.
For my money, there's simply no Fall dish more fitting than pumpkin pie. So, in the spirit of the season, let's tweak this classic with a dash of CBD goodness!
(Spiked) CBD Cocoa
Spiking is optional, but cocoa is a mandatory holiday beverage — at least as far as I'm concerned. For a quick CBD cocoa fix, you could always just add a dash of CBD to your Swiss Miss, but where's the fun in that? Here's a quick, delicious recipe for DIY CBD cocoa.
What You'll Need
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ¼ tsp. of nutmeg
- 1 star anise
- 1 oz. of chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened
- Your choice of CBD oil (though an orange-flavored oil is a great flavor complement!)
- Optional: 1 shot of whiskey
- Optional: Mini marshmallows
- Place milk into a saucepan and put on medium-high heat.
- Add cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and allow to simmer for ~10 minutes.
- Strain the mixture, then pour it back into the saucepan.
- Stir-in chocolate chips and cocoa powder, then mix well.
- Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir well until chips are fully melted and mixed.
- Allow to cool somewhat, then pour into a mug and add your dose of CBD.
- Optionally, add shot of whiskey and top with mini marshmallows.
CBD Pumpkin Pie Perfection
Pick whatever holiday dessert you like — but I, for one, just can't get enough pumpkin pie. And so it's obvious: combining my favorite dessert with a bit of CBD is a match made in heaven!
What You'll Need:
- Your choice of CBD product
- Note: a high-potency, MCT-based CBD oil may be ideal here, as it allows for your target dose without adding too much extra liquid to the dish.
- 15 ounces of pumpkin puree
- 14 ounces can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- A 9" unbaked pie crust
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Whisk together the CBD oil, pumpkin puree, condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
- Pour mixture into the unbaked pie crust.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Continue to bake, checking for doneness approximately every 10 minutes. To do so, insert a knife into the pie ~1 inch from the crust. If the knife comes out clean, you're done!