How to make cannabutter

Once you’ve decarboxylated your cannabis, you can make cannabutter to use in your peanut butter weed cookies. Cannabutter is cannabis-infused butter that you can use to make cookies, brownies, or a range of other desserts and foods.

There are a few different ways to make cannabutter, but the easiest is using a saucepan.

Here’s a simple cannabutter recipe using a saucepan:


  • 3-14 grams of ground, decarboxylated cannabis (depending on your desired dosage)
  • 2 sticks (one cup) of butter
  • Water
  • Cheesecloth
  • Storage container


  • Place a cup of water and 2 sticks of water in a saucepan and simmer until the butter melts.
  • Mix in the decarboxylated cannabis and simmer at 70 – 80 degrees F, checking periodically to make sure it doesn’t boil.
  • After two to three hours, remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool.
  • Pour it into a container through a cheesecloth to strain.
  • Congratulations! You now have potent cannabutter ready to be used in any edible recipe.

How much weed should I use?

Dosing is important when making marijuana peanut butter cookies, or any kind of cannabis edible. Edibles take longer to have an effect than smoking, but the effect also lasts longer, so it’s even more critical that you get the dosing right. Otherwise, you may end up getting a more intense high than you wanted.

Generally speaking, using around three grams of cannabis per cup of butter will produce a mild dose, and up to 14 grams per cup of butter will result in a very strong, medicinal-level dose.

However, this is not an exact science. It’s hard to predict the exact THC content of homemade edibles, as this depends on a range of factors, including your own tolerance levels. The best approach is to start with smaller doses, such as half or even a quarter of a cookie. You can gradually increase your dosage over time as you get used to the edibles.

Last but certainly not least, be sure to keep your peanut butter cannabis cookies out of the reach of children, who may mistake it for a tasty, kid-friendly snack!