With Christmas just around the corner what we want most is to gather friends and warm our loved ones’ hearts and in doing so we heat our own as well.
What is your favorite part of the Christmas season? Is it decorating the tree, receiving and giving gifts, seeing family and friends, having Christmas Eve parties, or making Christmas cookies?
One thing we cannot deny! There is no better date to prepare goodies to offer as a gift or prepare supper and welcome friends.
Nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket and watching movies on a snowy day, eating cookies, and hot chocolate is also a must on snowy days! What better way to unwind than to infuse your hot chocolate with some CBD oil?
But why cook with CBD oil?
CBD oil has an earthy flavor due to the terpenes found in the plant. If you want to avoid the natural taste, cooking or infusing your meals with CBD oil is a good idea to mask the taste. It also means getting the benefits of CBD oil effortlessly. CBD oil blends and blends well with cooking fats and oils. When cooking or baking with CBD oil, you should do it over medium heat and avoid heating the CBD oil directly, as the components evaporate at high temperatures.
The downside of ingesting it is that the effect of CBD oil will take longer to be felt. Dosage is compromised as the amount of CBD in cookies is not determined. Therefore, to feel the same effect as taking oil as a tincture, eat more cookies. Heating CBD can weaken potency as some components evaporate at high temperatures. However, you can bake at a low temperature or add CBD oil when the cookies are at room temperature.
We separate two super easy and delicious recipes for you to enjoy this special season!
Hot Chocolate with CBD Oil Drops
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
1-2 tablespoons of sweetener (stevia, cane sugar, etc)
¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of Lily’s dark chocolate chips
1 pinch of salt
Top with Cool Whip or cinnamon
Put milk, cocoa/cacao powder, and sugar in a saucepan.
Put on the stove at medium to low heat.
Frequently whisk (don’t get to boil)
When warm, add chocolate chips and whisk until they are fully melted
Turn the stove off and add vanilla extract and CBD oil and stir
Let it cool, pour it into a coffee mug and enjoy
CBD Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 tablespoon of CBD oil
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups of chocolate chips
3 cups of all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, mix the butter, CBD oil, brown sugar, white sugar, and salt into a smooth, lump-free dough.
Add your 2 eggs and beat into the batter, one at a time.
Whisk in your vanilla extract.
Sift in the flour and baking soda, and fold in the mixture with a spatula.
Fold the chocolate chips into the dough, slowly. Cool the dough for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Portion the cookie dough onto the baking sheet, making sure to spread them out evenly.
Bake for 10-13 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown.
Cool down completely before serving. Enjoy!
Still have questions?
At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.