Shortbread cookies originated in Scotland during the 1700s and are a sweet and simple biscuit made from sugar, butter and flour. These beloved and buttery cookies developed from a medieval biscuit bread that was twice baked and garnished with spices and sugar. Over time, the recipe refined itself and resembled more of what we now know traditionally today, thanks to Mary, Queen of Scots.
Shortbread was customarily reserved for the Christmas season, Scottish New Year, a.k.a Hogmanay, and wedding celebrations. Today, shortbread is enjoyed all over the world, especially during Christmas celebrations. And in this new age of cannabis legalization, this old-fashioned shortbread recipe has been refined and revitalized once again.
Agent Orange is the delicious cross of Orange Velvet and Jack the Ripper. The culinary applications of the terpenes and medicinal effects in this strain should be highly sought after in any marijuana-savvy kitchen. Agent Orange lends a sweet but spicy orange-peel flavor, with a slight hint of lemon. This really livens the creamy, sweet flavors of organic butter, while pairing beautifully with the grated fresh ginger of this shortbread recipe.
These cookies steal the spotlight when given out as gifts to family or friends, perhaps even to someone in need. Enjoy at the dining table with your loved ones, as it will be sure to elevate any dinner party with its uplifting, invigorating, mood-enhancing effects. Or even make these delicious cookies for yourself, because well hell, you deserve it.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 2 cups organic unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup organic, salted sweet cream Agent Orange cannabutter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 to 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit while you make the dough for the cookies.
Step 2: In a large stand mixing bowl, cream the cannabutter and sugar. Then add 1 tablespoon water, vanilla, almond and orange extract. Mix until fully incorporated, then sift in the flour as the machine mixes.
Step 3: Keep mixing until a stiff dough forms in the bowl. If the dough needs a little more water, add the remaining 1/2 water.
Step 4: Lightly grease a cookie tray. Measure and divide the dough by the teaspoon, then drop the shortbread dough onto the tray. Flatten each ball of dough with a cookie stamp. You can also roll out the dough on a floured surface and either stamp out cookies or use small Christmas cookie-cutter shapes.
Yield: Four-dozen small cookies
Dosage: Make your cannabutter with 7 grams of Agent Orange per 1 cup. The strain should test around 25 percent of THC. This will yield a dosage of 36 mg per cookie.
Alternative Strain Suggestion
Strains that have spicy orange and citrusy terpenes and flavonoids are a perfect inclusion in this classic biscuit recipe.
The following strains would be ideal if you didn’t have Agent Orange:
- California Orange: An indica and sativa hybrid that’s great for relieving anxiety and boosting energy.
- Orange Kush: Sedating, citrusy, strong, snackworthy — what more could you want?
- Orange Sherbert: Relaxing, with a body buzz that will relieve pain.
If you can’t find these strains, don’t panic, just follow your nose and taste buds to unearth strains that will best complement this plate of delicious shortbread. When choosing another strain, keep in mind that the THC percentage will be different, therefore dose accordingly.