For many of us, the holiday season is as stressful as it is joyful. This time of year is usually a blur of parties, planning, shopping, and eating, all of which wreak havoc on our routines and schedules. Add a pandemic to the mix, and things get a little nuts. This year in particular, our ability to manage stress and anxiety is understandably compromised, and plant-based cannabinoids may be able to help. CBD in particular, with its ability to minimize anxiety and elevate mood, can make a big difference. You have options for consumption, but we love these homemade CBD treats for the holiday season.
INFUSED LAVENDER HOT CHOCOLATE
Hot chocolate is a seasonal go-to, and the addition of CBD and lavender makes for an elegant, relaxing treat.
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 serving neutral-flavored CBD oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
Warm milk in a pot to a simmer. Turn off the heat, add the lavender, and cover. Allow to steep for ten minutes. Strain the infused milk to remove the lavender. Separately, combine cocoa powder, vanilla, CBD, maple syrup, and salt. Whisk into the infused milk, serve, and enjoy.
CANNABIS-INFUSED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
With two servings of CBD oil per batch, these chocolate chip cookies are all grown up.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 servings CBD oil
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine butter, CBD oil, and sugars in a stand mixer or bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, salt, and flour. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire rack to cool.
Remember, these CBD-infused holiday treats are intended for adult enjoyment only. Please indulge responsibly and keep out of reach of children.