I made the same cookie recipe hundreds of times over about a 15 year period.
Reading now as I maybe prepare to make some butter, about Decarboxylation etc., I realize a little more what happened with my cookie recipe.
Basically the recipe was -
Storebought Pillsbury or similar cookie dough, 1/2 a roll or more
1/2 ounce of high test bud
I would mix it together, and then cook it.
I always found that it worked best when I burned the cookies.
Looking back and thinking about it - especially the part about the boiling point of water being 212 F, I realize that during the first part of the baking process, e.g. 15 minutes, the dough-Cannabis mixture didn't get any hotter than 212 F.
Then, once the water was heated off, it would really start heating.
I always found it worked best to burn the cookies a little bit. It looked like it was smoking on the edges, but I think that was just steam rising.
The outside of the cookie I made, one big 12 inch diameter cookie, would be blackened.
I wouldn't eat that, I would eat the inside.
The recipe would say you need to bake the cookies @ 425 F for 20 to 25 minutes.
So I always hovered over the oven towards the end part, until it looked properly burned.
That was a judgment made according to experience, but without much education, if that makes any sense.
Anyway, I didn't use a thermometer in the cookie, just the oven thermometer and the appearance of the cookie.
I would estimate that it was Decarb'ing the last 10 or 15 minutes, when the water was gone and the cookie dough had the appearance at the end of burning.
Do I sort of have it right ?
I'm going to make sugar cookies today or tomorrow using some Sativa from Winter 2018.
I will use my normal procedure, but I thought, well, since you guys are experts, maybe you could explain my baking process in slightly more scientific terms.
Hope I have explained the procedure thoroughly enough.
Thanks for any info !