Recipe for Best Ever Pot Peanut Butter Cookies 

By  Cheri Sicard

 June 15, 2021

Be sure to also check out: How to Make the Best Cannabis Cookies: Recipes, Tips, and Troubleshooting

A couple of years back a reader asked if I had a recipe for pot peanut butter cookies (actually she asked for pot peanut budder cookies, same thing).  

I could not believe I had never published a cannabis peanut butter cookies before.  Since then this Pot Peanut Butter Cookies recipe has been the overall most popular recipe on this entire website, and it has A LOT of competition.

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What Kind of Peanut Butter for the Best Pot Peanut Butter Cookies?

In most cases I favor all-natural peanut butter, you know the kind that usually has a thick layer of oil on top and is made from just peanuts and salt. However, all-natural peanut butter does NOT make the best pot peanut butter cookies!   

They come out kind of grainy and dry. I learned this the hard way.  So, for this recipe, I recommend something like Jif or Skippy.  Either creamy or crunchy style will do, as to your preference for chunks or no chunks.

I use marijuana-infused butter to medicate this Cannabutter Peanut Butter Cookies recipe.  My How to Make Cannabis Butter tutorial will teach you how to make it.

Chilling the dough before baking helps keep the cookies from spreading out too much, although if you are impatient, you can skip this step, but expect thinner cookies.

Freezer Friendly Pot Peanut Butter Cookies

For hot medicated cookies anytime, freeze individual unbaked cookies on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.  Once frozen, transfer to a plastic freezer container or bag.  Whenever you want a medicated treat, remove however many cookies you want at a time and bake according to recipe instructions, adding a minute or two to the baking time.

A note about the Dosage on this recipe!

This recipe will have about 25 mg THC per cookie  IF you made your marijuana butter from average cannabis (10% THC) and used 1/2 ounce of marijuana to make 1 cup butter.  That is a substantial dose for many people, so you may want to cut it in half.  

Even better, learn how to adjust the dosage for your personal needs and to reflect the strength of the marijuana you are cooking with and the amounts you used to make your butter.   Take my FREE 10 minute online Dosing Class that will teach you how to do it, or better yet, use my handy dosage calculator tools that do all the math for you (see below).

Cannabis Cookies - Pot Peanut Butter Cookies

Pot Peanut Butter Cookies

Cheri Sicard
Cannabis Infused Peanut Butter Cookies
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 3 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies


  • 1/2 cup cannabis infused butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter see note above
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat the butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the brown sugar and white sugar well.
  • Lower mixer speed and beat in the peanut butter and the egg.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Use clean hands to shape the dough into 24 small balls. Place about 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Flatten the cookies with a fork, pressing a crisscross pattern onto the surface.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until light brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Making Marijuana Butter

This tutorial will teach you to make the marijuana butter used in this recipe.

Edibles Dosing:

This dose is only a suggestion.   To learn how to PRECISELY dose this and other recipes, take my FREE online dosing class (takes just 10 minutes).

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  • 5 stars
    These are great! Nice alternative to the standard choc chip.

    I grow my own, and always shake up strains, so dosage is out the window for me. I just leave it up to trial and error on consumption. 😉

  • 5 stars
    Cheri, you’re an angel for including the dosage for this recipe! They came out perfectly, and take no time at all to bake. Plus, there’s something special about combining the flavors of peanut butter with cannabis.

  • Can u use thc butter in all ready prepackaged cookie mix and if so do u substitute the butter for the thc butter

    • Yes and yes. Substitute some or all of it. how much will depend on your dosing needs and the strength of the cannabis. For more information take my free online dosing course at

  • 5 stars
    I am a fairly experienced cook., but this was my first attempt at a marijuana edible. This was an excellent was an excellent way to start.

  • 5 stars
    I doubled this recipe and boy are they good. Better yet, they work great for pain, with the strain (peanut butter runtz) I use.

  • 5 stars
    I used your methods for decarb and the crockpot method for creating butter. Perfection!
    I made simple spritz cookies with this butter, delicious!
    ~ 20 large cookies per cup of butter….
    thank you!

  • I’ve made plenty of cannibis cookies but these are by far the best! I don’t even taste the weed at all and it is very yummy. I did add some chopped walnuts. Thank you!

  • Hi Cheri. I live in a high-altitude area and baking/cooking can be a challenge with certain recipes, particularly with cannabis. Would you happen to have this same Cannabis Peanut Butter Cookie recipe or any recommendations on the measurements for each of the ingredients for making these cookies in high altitude? Your assistance and insight is much appreciated. Thank you.

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