Homemade Cannabis Infused Peanut Butter Cookies recipe from scratch
Peanut butter is a fan favorite among adults and children. Although tasty, many people wonder about the health benefits of peanut butter. Peanuts and peanut butter contain nutrients that may boost a person's heart health and improve blood sugar levels. Depending on how people use peanut butter in their diet, it can help them lose weight, or put on pounds during weight training or bodybuilding. However, peanut butter is high in calories and fat, so people should enjoy it in moderation. Peanut butter provides a good amount of protein, along with essential vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
However, there are also nutritional disadvantages if a person eats more than the recommended amount of peanut butter.
Peanut butter is high in calories, saturated fats, and sodium.
Despite peanut butter cookies' vitamin and mineral content, you should limit your intake because they also come packed with sugar and saturated fat. Consuming saturated fat negatively affects your cholesterol levels because it increases the amount of harmful cholesterol in your bloodstream. A serving of peanut butter cookies contains 2.5 grams of saturated fat, or 11 percent of the daily limit in a 2,000-calorie diet based on intake suggestions from the American Heart Association. The sugar used to make peanut butter cookies also has adverse health effects -- it contributes to obesity, as well as heart disease.
- 1 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1g of 99% CBD Isolate
- 2 cups packed, light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons corn starch
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- First, combine the CBD Isolate with 1 cup of coconut oil
- Combine peanut butter, infused coconut oil, eggs, and sugar in a stand mixer
- Beat mixture with medium speed until it becomes light and fluffy
- If coconut oil is hard, microwave it in a small bowl for about 10 seconds
- If it is too runny, keep in the freezer for about 5 minutes to solidify just like soft butter
- Scrap the sides of the bowl, add vanilla, and beat for an additional minute
- Add flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt, then thoroughly mix for a minute
- If your dough doesn’t seem to take form, add up to 1/2 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until it forms the desirable shape
- Use a medium cookie scoop to form mounds, then place dough mounds on a large plate
- Cover dough mounds with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours
- Preheat oven to 350 F then line or grease a baking sheet
- Place dough on baking sheet and leave them 2 inches apart
- Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. They may appear undercooked, but that’s absolutely fine!
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes, then store cookies in an airtight container for a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Peanut butter cookies serve as good sources -- meaning they provide at least 10 percent of the recommended daily intake -- of vitamin A, as well as some B-complex vitamins. Your body uses vitamin A to control cell growth because it allows newborn, immature cells to turn on specific genes needed to develop into mature and functional cells. The B-complex vitamins in peanut butter cookies help you derive energy from the foods you eat and also support healthy skin and red blood cells. The cookies serve as significant sources of vitamins B-1, B-2 and B-3.