Have Yourselves A Merry Xmas

You might not be impressing your friends or family this holiday season by gifting them with an assortment of baked goods, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bake some for yourself.

Home-baked holiday treats are a great way to trick yourself into believing all is well in the world, especially if they are infused with cannabis! And most especially this year

Most of us  like to indulge in tasty treats around the holidays, but can only eat a limited number of cannabis-infused cookies, so it’s a good idea to make some normal uninfused cookies to go along with the “loaded” ones. 

Be certain to differentiate the infused and uninfused cookies by making each type easy to identify by shape and decoration! And keep the loaded ones away from the kids!

Gingerbud Man Cookies taste even better with a little added spice – Southwest Wellness have such great prices on flower, that it’s easy to whip up some infused coconut oil to bake with.

One of the most classic holiday cookies, the traditional gingerbread man cookie is the perfect shape for creative decorating. The seasonal flavors of these cookies have made them a fave.

Ingredients:

¾ cup cannabutter or oil softened

¾ cup brown sugar, packed

¾ cup molasses

1 teaspoon salt

2¼ teaspoons cinnamon

2¼ teaspoons ground ginger

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

3½ cups all-purpose flour

Directions:

In a saucepan set over low heat, or in the microwave, melt cannabutter, then stir in the brown sugar, molasses, spices, and salt.

Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl, let it cool to lukewarm, then beat in the egg.

Whisk the baking powder and soda into the all-purpose flour, then stir these ingredients into the molasses mixture.

Divide the dough in half, and pat each half into a thick rectangle. Wrap well, and refrigerate for one hour or longer. The dough may be sticky and difficult to roll if not thoroughly chilled, so make sure it’s cold before continuing.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set out a few greased baking sheets (or line them with parchment paper if ungreased).

Once the dough has chilled, take one piece of dough out of the refrigerator, and flour a clean work surface. Roll the dough 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick; the thinner you roll the dough, the crispier the cookies will be. Flour both the top and bottom of the dough if it starts to stick. Alternatively, place the dough on parchment, and put a sheet of plastic wrap over it as you roll, pulling the plastic to eliminate wrinkles as necessary when rolling; this will keep dough from sticking without the need for additional flour.

Dust your gingerbread man cookie cutter(s) with flour. Cut out shapes with a floured cookie cutter, cutting them as close to one another as possible to minimize waste.

Transfer the cookies to ungreased cookie sheets (or, if you’ve rolled right onto the parchment, remove the dough scraps between the cookies). Bake the cookies just until they’re slightly brown around the edges 8 to 12 minutes, or until they feel firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for several minutes, or until they’re set. Transfer them to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Gingerbread Man Decorating:

Pipe white icing for the best and most traditional gingerbread man decorating. Add mini M&Ms or cinnamon red-hot candies to personalize them and make them unique.

Southwest Wellness is open, but will close early on Christmas Eve. They are as always offering weekly specials, along with Holiday specials.

On Christmas Eve they will open from 10 -4 pm and will close for Christmas Day. Only two people inside the dispensary at a time and masks are required. If you still don’t have your card, you can apply for one through their program, by appointment.

For more information on locations, hours, specials and all their products and services, please visit their site linked below this post.

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