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Ginger Space Cookies Recipe · EASY Gingersnap Weed Edibles!

Before testing and writing this recipe, I spent wayyy too long in the rabbit hole discerning the difference between gingerbread and gingersnap cookies. In the end, I landed on one conclusion-

This might just be the BEST ginger cookie recipe out there! And not just cause they’re bud cookies. 😉

Neither too hard and brittle nor too soft and chewy. A finely balanced and sweetly spiced flavor profile mixed smoothly with the cannabis aromatics. Getting high might just be secondary here.

Gingerbread, gingersnap, gingercrackle, gingerpop, it matters not! What does matter is that ginger might just make for the best cannabis cookie recipe.

Don’t believe me? Well… there’s only one way to find out.

Christmas has come early this year. Get the kids to leave Santa out a treat he’ll really enjoy. One thing’s for sure-

He’ll be flying high on this ginger space cookie recipe.

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Ginger Spice Cookies: Recipe and Ingredients

Look, personally, I think ginger cookies made on weed butter are an anytime snack. But for special occasions, e.g. Christmas and Thanksgiving, you can 100% combo these cookies with a recipe for cranberry cannabis bread or similarly festive food.

Just remember: if you’re making weed cookies, lick the batter bowl AFTER baking the edibles. Greening out with your gingersnap space cookies still in the oven is likely to end in gingercrisp cookies.

Burnt edibles make Santa sad.

Ginger Space Cookies

Ginger Space Cookies

Recipe by Ziggy Samuels

Truth be told, this is a rather easy ginger and cannabis cookie recipe. If you’re new to baking with weed, this will be a snap.
A gingersnap! Hurhurhur. I’ll see myself out.

Course: DessertCuisine: GermanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

205

kcal
Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on

Equipment

Ginger Space Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup 2/3 brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cannabutter

  • 1 1 egg

  • 3 tbsp. 3 molasses

  • 2 tbsp 2 granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp 1 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

Ginger Space Cookie Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. (For this recipe, it’s assumed you’ve already prepared your cannabis oil or butter earlier.)
  • Whisk together the cannabutter, brown sugar, molasses, and egg in a bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Mix the remaining dry ingredients (baking soda, flour, salt, and ground spices) in a bowl and stir together thoroughly.
  • Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until blended but NOT over-mixed.
  • Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to divide the batter into 12 equal portions and shape the portions into balls
  • Roll each ball in the granulated sugar to lightly coat it before then placing it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Once laid out, very lightly squish the balls. (It is possible you will need two trays.)
  • Bake the batter for 11 to 14 minutes. If you have made two trays of cookies, bake each tray separately.
  • When the cookies are ready (you can test them with a cake tester or similar pointy object), remove them from the oven and allow them to stand for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Once cool, serve up and it’s Merry Christmas to you. 😉

The Recipe in Action!

Notes

  • Let’s talk edible strength and dosing! Cannabutter, canna-oil, and other THC infusions are more or less equally interchangeable in 420 dessert and edible recipes with their regular counterparts. So, for example, to reduce the dosing of this recipe for ginger space cookies, you could use a quarter-cup of cannabutter and a quarter-cup of regular butter instead.
  • For recipe variations, add two teaspoons of lemon extract to the creamed batter for a bit of zing. Alternatively, you can make canna-shortening instead of cannabutter and use that for a softer ginger cookie recipe.
  • OR, if you’re feeling really kooky, you could try adding a couple of teaspoons of coconut extract to the batter and roll the dough balls in shredded coconut as well as the granulated sugar for a different vibe. Got leftovers? Why not try making some coconut weed pudding too!

FAQs About Ginger Space Cookies

Ginger cookies: another staple of Europe’s rich culinary history. Though ginger cookies may have a much more humble origin than the equally European recipe for chocolate torte and its THC-infused modernizations, they nonetheless are a beloved classic that have since made their way abroad.

So get some facts! Make sure you got all the red-hot A’s to your burning Q’s BEFORE you go and start baking space cookies like feverish astronaut sending off their tolerance break in style.

Gingerbread and gingersnap cookie recipes both use ginger as a core ingredient; the difference is mostly in the texture of the cookie. Gingerbread cookies are generally softer and chewier, plus they’re usually shaped into cute arrangements (e.g. gingerbread men!). Gingersnap cookies, on the other hand, are crispier and crunchier, offering that classic and distinct “snap” when bitten. The difference mainly lies in the baking time and sometimes the use of molasses in gingerbread for a softer texture.

Ginger cookies can turn out hard due to overbaking or overuse of flour. Baking them for a bit too long can dry them out, resulting in a harder texture. Instead, bake until the cookie’s edges are set but the centers are still a bit soft. And tweak your ratios! For softer and chewier ginger cannabis cookies, you’ll want more fat and less than flour.

To make weed cookies and other cannabis dessert recipes, you’ll need to start by creating cannabis-infused butter or oil (AKA cannabutter or canna-oil). There are longer and more laborious ways of achieving this, but I would personally suggest just buying yourself a THC-infusion kitchen gadget like the STX Infuzium 420. It makes the process insanely simple and means you can stock up on cannabis-infused ingredients and focus more on actually cooking the weed edibles and experimenting with various recipes.

Weed edibles generally kick in after 30 minutes to 2 hours with the effects lasting anywhere between 4 to 8 hours. While that is highly dependent on the strength of the edibles and your tolerance levels, that is a general metric you can follow. Moreover, the effects are considerably more intense and prolonged than smoking or vaping, so be careful not to double up on dosage until you’ve ascertained the edible’s strength.

The Origins of Ginger Cookies: From Europe With Love

Ginger cookies, in their bready, snappy, and standard variants, have a storied history dating back centuries. Originating in Europe, and with famous ginger cookie recipes popping up all over the region, these festive treats have been a beloved snack since medieval times. In particular, Germany and the city of Nuremberg are famous for their “lebkuchen” recipe, which was often baked in monasteries.

A Medieval monk follws the gingersnap space cookie recipe in his basement kitchen, shaping cookies into weed leaves.
*Historical photos may not be entirely accurate.

The popularity of gingerbread cookies specifically surged in the 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I of England served gingerbread men to visiting dignitaries, charming her guests with the novel approach to the traditional recipe. The tradition of baking ginger cookies spread throughout Europe, with each region adding its twist. All kinds of other ginger cookie recipes and variations of the warmly spiced combo can be found in France, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium, and over to Eastern Europe.

When European colonizers arrived in America, they brought their cherished ginger cookie recipes with them. Thus began the advent of the gingersnap cookie we know today! Utilizing available ingredients, the colonizers developed more localized recipes (e.g., ginger molasses cookies) that carried that quintessential crispy snap.

Nowadays, ginger cookies are everywhere! They’re a beloved global treat, particularly for the festive season, and the modernization of the recipe into ginger space cookies has only made them that much more enjoyable.

And Then We Added Weed!

Ganjabread, ganjasnap, it doesn’t matter! Once you’ve slapped these cannabutter cookies on your tongue, the nomenclature ain’t so important.

This particular recipe for ginger space cookies definitely err on the side of gingersnaps. Alongside other classic American dessert recipes like cranberry bread and red velvet cake, they’re a great choice for festivities and general seshes that deserve a bit of flair.

If you want to tweak this recipe for a softer ginger cookie experience or even gingerbread men smoking little ginger-doobies… well… to be honest… I would LOVE to see photos of that down in the comments.

Either way, this recipe makes a great base to start from when baking ginger space cookies. Tweak the ratios as you like (or try swapping the baking soda for baking powder for a softer texture). But maybe, potentially, don’t take my jokes about leaving these edibles out for Santa too seriously.

The Weed prof does not condone sled-flying under the influence. Peace!

A gingerbread man smoking a doobie as he follows the gingersnap space cookie recipe and stirs the batter.
Gary the Ganjabread Man circa 2024.

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Ziggy Samuels
Ziggy Samuelshttps://ziggysamuels.com/
Ziggy Samuels: Writer, Road-Warrior, and Charlie Sheen-Themed Winner. With a passion for recreational and medical marijuana usage, a million opinions on legalization, and a deep insight into indoor growing and hydroponic setups, he coordinates content and dank memes as The Weed Prof's Head of Editorial. Currently, he bases himself wherever the buds are blooming, but you can always get in touch with him through his website, socials, or by creating tiny little smoke signals with a finely rolled doobie.

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1 COMMENT

  1. The first step in making cannabis infused ginger snap cookies is to mix together cannabutter, brown sugar, molasses and egg. Do not mix too much air into your batter. Although it looks light and fluffy, it will disappoint you by falling. Watch closely when using a stand mixer or handheld electric mixer *.

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