Spicy Sweet CBD Butter Recipe

February 23, 2021

Hi, I’m Mary J. White, the cooking with cannabis lady.

I’ve been teaching folks how to cook with cannabis for almost a decade now in Seattle, and I’d love to share some of my recipes with you. I started out, as many of us do, occasionally using cannabis for goofy fun, but when I became disabled and pills weren’t helping I started to really look at cannabis as medicine.

I’m essentially completely healed up now, and can’t tell enough people about the wonder that is cannabis. I’ve written two cannabis cookbooks; “EveryDaymaryJ, A Practical guide to Cooking with Cannabis," and recently, “The CBD Cookbook for Beginners”, on Amazon.

What I’ve learned is not only how healing cannabis can be but how easily it can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.

Here is what I learned.. 

  • As many of you probably know or have discovered, there is a definite challenge to cooking with cannabis. Whether you’re using high THC or CBD strains, the issue is flavor. I’m not talking about matching your terpene profile with your ingredients – that’s for fancy cooking shows and for folks who can afford it – but rather either disguising or embracing the deep vegetal flavor of the cannabis itself.

Related article: THC and CBD, and the Entourage Effect!

  • I also frequently recommend infusing condiments to add to your food, rather than infusing a whole dish. This way everyone can control their own portion of the goodness. So next time you want to add some cannabis goodness to your food, think condiments, and try this:


  • 1 stick (1/2 C.) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6-8 Tb. CBD butter (I like a 1:1 ratio of plain butter to infused but it’s up to you, check my YouTube (below)
  • 1 Tb. gochujang (or Sriracha) hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. lime zest or to taste
  • 1 tsp. agave syrup or honey (adjust to your preference)
  • Pinch salt, pinch coriander

Mix all ingredients together, chill, and serve with chicken, pork, vegetables, or Asian noodles. That butter melting over whatever you make will add delicious spicy CBD goodness. Yum!