How To Make Kief Cookies

by Leslie McMann
How To Make Kief Cookies - Emjay Blog

How do you make kief cookies?

Kief cookie edibles are the best. They’re easy to make, get you super stoned, and they don’t have that strong weed-y flavor you may associate with edibles made from cannabis flower. In our recipe for kief cookies, there’s no need to even prepare cannabutter or another emulsion to activate the THC. The hardest part is just deciding what kind of cookie dough to make (or buy).

What is kief?

Oh, good ol’ kief. You can check out our detailed guide about kief here, but for the TL;DR version: it’s the smelly green dust that’s been collecting in the bottom of your grinder, and it can get you super high. Some people smoke kief, but when you suddenly find yourself with a mountain of the dusty stuff, the best way to make use of it all is to make delicious edibles.


  • Cookie dough, any flavor (homemade, or packaged)
  • Kief
  • Utensils
  • A baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Step one: Decarb the kief

First thing’s first, you need to decarboxylate the kief to activate the THC (check out our in-depth article on how to decarb weed). Preheat your oven to 230 degrees. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the kief in an even, thin layer on top. Bake the kief for 30 minutes. Fair warning: your house is about to get STANKY, so keep the air freshener on hand if your neighbors are the type who complain about that stuff. Skip this step and you’ll just end up with mildly-dank cookies, no edibles.

Step two: Get your cookie dough ready

While the kief is in the oven, get the dough ready, whether this means making it yourself or getting it out of the fridge and letting it thaw. Roll the dough into a dozen little balls – these will be your cookies. If using packaged dough, they may already be cut for you, so just leave them be.

Step three: Combine the kief and cookies

Once the kief is out of the oven, adjust the temperature according to your cookie recipe. Carefully use the parchment paper to make a funnel and pour the kief into a bowl. When done, put a new piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet. Don’t take the energy out of the room by having edibles stuck to a baking sheet.

Take each cookie dough ball, and press your thumb into the center, forming a little thumbprint, but not a hole. Scoop some of the kief into each impression. The more you put in, the stronger your edibles will be. We recommend ⅛ teaspoon kief per cookie.

Step four: Bake your kief cookies

Carefully reform the cookie dough ball so the kief center is covered and surrounded by dough. Place on the baking sheet, evenly spaced, and bake according to the dough recipe’s instructions.

Step five: Bake yourself (by eating the cookies)

When done, let the cookies cool on a rack, then serve. If you’re going to save some for later, please label your cookies carefully to avoid losing them to a roommate’s midnight fridge binge.

See? A simple and delicious edible, and all you had to do was sprinkle a little hot kief on some Pillsbury….hey, maybe that’s why the Dough Boy is always giggling?

If you’re in need of flower to begin collecting the magical dust we call kief, check out Emjay’s menu for some premium options.

Looking for your next baking challenge? We suggest trying this Firecrackers edibles recipe.

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