The cookie cannabis strains are some of the most notorious in the world. In fact, there’s an entire west-coast brand dedicated to the name. Over the years, cookies strain weed has been synonymous with crave-worthy aromas, pleasurable effects, and top-notch yields for growers, too. 

So, where exactly did the lineage come from, how did the gene become so popular and what’s up with the strain today? Find out all the cookies strain info you need to know, with this ultimate guide! Keep reading to become a cookies connoisseur. 

If you’re seeking to grow the latest and greatest cookie strain seeds where should you start? Without further adieu, here’s our top rated cookie strain list to begin with. 

Girl Scout Cookies

The one and only, premier cookies strain Girl Scout Cookies (aka GSC) continues to reign supreme in 2022. GSC treats its growers and consumers to high levels of THC, and favorable traits that are award-winning in nature. Claiming a variety of awards over the years, including the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup. The indica dominant hybrid relieves a wide range of symptoms witih soothingly euphoric effects, and produces moderate yields for growing sake. 

STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS
THC %20%-24%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestEnd Of September
Yield400-500gr/m²
Indica/SativaIndica Dominant
HeightMedium: 100cm-180cm
DifficultyMedium
CBD Content<1%
ClimateSub Tropical, Temperate, Warm, Mould Resistant, Pest Resistant
Medical ConditionsDepression, Pain, Stress
Seed TypeFeminized
GeneticsOG Kush x Durban Poison
EffectsRelaxing, Uplifting
TasteEarthy, Sweet
TerpeneBeta-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Limonene

GMO Cookies

GMO Cookies is by far one of the best cookie strains hybrids to come out as of late, due to her high yields alone. The strain is a cross of the legendary Chemdawg x Girl Scout Cookies and proves its quality lineage with favorable effects, yields, and aromas. The strain is capable of reaching 600gr/m² and has a unique, pungent diesel scent that sets the genetic apart from other cookie strains. Plus its indica dominant traits are ideal for night-time use, and relieving deep, physical pains while producing peaceful vibes for the mind. 

STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS
THC %20%-24%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestOctober
Yield500-600gr/m²
Indica/SativaIndica Dominant
HeightMedium: 100cm-180cm
DifficultyMedium
CBD Content<1%
ClimateWarm
Medical ConditionsArthritis, Depression, Insomnia, Nausea
Seed TypeFeminized
GeneticsChemdawg x Girl Scout Cookies
EffectsCalming, Relaxing, Uplifting
TasteSweet, Earthy, Diesel
TerpeneBeta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene

Tropicana Cookies

From first sight and smell you’ll fall in love with Tropicana Cookies Purple stunning purple hues, that radiate with fruity, creamy, and sweet aromas. The strain comes to us as a rare cross of Purple Punch x Tropicanna Cookies which results in an elusive sativa dominant hybrid you’ll keep coming back for more of. With 20-24% THC, the strain’s potent effects are ideal for day or night producing an energetic bliss and uplifted mood. 

STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS
THC %20%-24%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestOctober
Yield400-500gr/m²
Indica/SativaSativa Dominant
HeightMedium: 100cm-180cm
DifficultyEasy
CBD Content<1%
ClimateTemperate, Warm
Medical ConditionsArthritis, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms
Seed TypeFeminized
GeneticsPurple Punch x Tropicana Cookies
EffectsCalming, Relaxing, Uplifting
TasteSweet, Fruity, Hashish
TerpeneCaryophyllene, Limonene, Humulene

Gorilla Cookies

If you hadn't already guessed it, Gorilla Cookies is a cross of Gorilla Glue #4 and Girl Scout Cookies. Its no surprise that this is one of the more potent variations from the Cookies family of strains with THC levels topping 24%. It offers a fast hitting and heavily relaxing high making it a great night time smoke. Novice growers will find it easy to cultivate, with harvests exceeding 500gr/m² and flowering in just 8-10 weeks. The strain's terpene profile gives its buds a pungent spicy and nutty aroma with flavors of cookie dough and earthiness. Beyond recreational use, many users claim its a great strain for battling anxiety, depression, and pain.

STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS
THC %20%-24%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestOctober
YieldOver 600gr/m²
Indica/SativaSativa Dominant
HeightMedium: 100cm-180cm
DifficultyEasy
CBD Content<1%
ClimateTemperate, Warm, Mediterranean
Medical ConditionsAnxiety, Depression, Pain
Seed TypeFeminized
GeneticsGorilla Glue #4 x Girl Scout Cookies
EffectsRelaxing, Uplifting
TasteSpice, Nutty, Earthy
TerpeneCaryophyllene, Limonene, Pinene

Gelato

If you haven't already smoked Gelato, you need to. Gelato is a 50/50 hybrid, cross of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbert, and is one of the best tasting strains you are likely to try. With THC levels reaching an impressive 25% its also highly potent, so don't be fooled into over indulging just because of its sweet desert-like flavor. Growers can expect medium heights of 100cm-180cm and harvests of 500-600gr/m² within 8-10 weeks. By end of September, outdoor yields should be ready. Its appearance gleams with trichomes, a nod to its Cookies heritage. Inhale, and you're met with a sweet, fruity aroma coupled with earthy undertones. When smoked, the flavors intensify, delivering relaxing effects perfect for battling depression, pain, and stress.

STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS
THC %Over 25%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestEnd Of September
Yield500-600gr/m²
Indica/Sativa50/50
HeightMedium: 100cm-180cm
DifficultyMedium
CBD Content<1%
ClimateSub Tropical
Medical ConditionsDepression, Pain, Stress
Seed TypeFeminized
GeneticsThin Mint Girl Scout Cookies x Sunset Sherbert
EffectsRelaxing
TasteSweet, Fruity, Earthy
TerpeneBeta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Humulene

Cookies and Cream

Cookies and Cream is a perfectly balanced 50/50 hybrid cross of Girl Scout Cookies x Starfighter. With THC levels up to 24%, yields of 500g/m2 Cookies and Cream is a growers dream. It thrives in sub-tropical, warm climates, reaching medium heights of 100cm-180cm and flowers in 8-10 weeks, with outdoor harvests by September's end. The strain's Cookies lineage becomes noticeable once you reach the flowering phase with its trichome-rich buds. The aroma? A tempting blend of nutty, sweet, and vanilla notes. When smoked, users experience creative, energising, and uplifting effects—ideal for tackling depression, insomnia, and muscle spasms. Dominant terpenes: Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene.

STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS
THC %20%-24%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestEnd Of September
Yield400-500gr/m²
Indica/Sativa50/50
HeightMedium: 100cm-180cm
DifficultyEasy
CBD Content1-2%
ClimateSub Tropical, Warm, Mediterranean
Medical ConditionsDepression, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms
GeneticsGirl Scout Cookies x Starfighter
EffectsCreative, Energising, Uplifting
TasteNutty, Sweet, Vanilla
TerpeneBeta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene

Cereal Milk

An Indica-dominant cross of Girl Scout Cookies x Cherry Pie and Snowman, Cereal Milk is one of the more recent strains to join the Cookies family genetics. With THC levels of 20%-24% its a beginner-friendly strain, thriving in warm, Mediterranean settings. If you are growing Cereal Milk expect a medium height of between 100cm-180cm and decent sized yields of 400-500gr/m². Once in the flowering stage you will begin to notice its scent of berries, fresh fruit, and spices. Once lit, Cereal Milk offers an energising yet relaxing experience, also known to arouse and uplift—perfect for alleviating depression, nausea, and stress. Dominant terpenes: Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Alpha-Pinene.

STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS
THC %20%-24%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestMid October
Yield400-500gr/m²
Indica/SativaIndica Dominant
HeightMedium: 100cm-180cm
DifficultyEasy
CBD Content1-2%
ClimateWarm, Mediterranean
Medical ConditionsDepression, Nausea, Stress
Seed TypeFeminized
Genetics(Girl Scout Cookies x Cherry Pie) x Snowman
EffectsArousing, Energising, Relaxing, Uplifting
TasteBerry, Fruity, Herbal
TerpeneBeta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Alpha-Pinene

Animal Mints

Animal Mints, an Indica-dominant cross of Animal Cookies, Thin Mint Cookies and Fire OG. With all three of its parents being top-shelf strains there is no wonder that Animal Mints produces some of the best bud you will likely smoke. With THC levels exceeding 25%, this strain challenges even a seasoned smokers tolerance level. It grows well in warm tropical or Mediterranean climates and in the right conditions is capable of producing monster yields of 500-600gr/m². Lighting it up? Expect calming, relaxing, and uplifting effects, with a unique blend of nutty, pine, and sour flavors.

STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS
THC %Over 25%
Flowering Time8-10 Weeks
Outdoor harvestOctober
Yield500-600gr/m²
Indica/SativaIndica Dominant
HeightMedium: 100cm-180cm
DifficultyAdvanced
CBD Content<1%
ClimateTropical, Sub Tropical, Warm
Medical ConditionsArthritis, Insomnia, Pain
Seed TypeFeminized
GeneticsFire OG x Animal Cookies x Thin Mint Cookies
EffectsCalming, Relaxing, Uplifting
TasteNutty, Pine, Sour
TerpeneCaryophyllene, Farnesene, Limonene, Linalool, Humulene

All About Those Cookies 

Cookie strain Cannabis Bud Macro Girl Scout Cookie

Of course, today consumers are more interested in the cookie strains’ effects and characteristics rather than its history. Cookies strain weed has risen to fame not only for its elusive west-coast past, but its favorable traits, too. So, what’s so special about the cookies lineage? Let’s breakdown a full cookies strain review on effects, aroma, and appearance. 

Most notable strains in today’s world of weed, have a long historied past dating back to landrace strains. But, not cookies. The cookie strain's past is much fresher and shows just how quickly it rose to fame. Cookies originally emerged onto the scene in the early 2000s and has been a west-coast favorite to get baked with since then. 

Shortly after legalization, local California growers became busy crossing hybrids of some of the most legendary landrace strains. One of those hybrids to come out of this experimental time was the Cookies lineage. 

The Cookies strain is often called Berner Cookies or Berner’s Cookies, from the breeder that lays claim to originating the strain in the Bay Area. San Francisco native, Gilbert Millam Jr. AKA Berner was a part of a growing collective responsible for breeding Girl Scout Cookies. The strain hit the scene in 2007 and has gained notoriety since then. 

A cross of Durban Poison and OG Kush, GSC was quickly an underground fave of Bay Area consumers whose market and culture were growing exponentially. Self-starter and entrepreneur by nature, Berner helped Cookies be front and center for the collective’s marketing campaign.  Which wasn’t tough, since the strain was beloved locally for its soothing indica effects, and tantalizing aromas. 

Now, “Cookies” itself is a brand synonymous with weed across the state of California and legal markets across the US. A success that’s attributed to the mogul’s advocacy and passion for consuming, growing, and breeding high-quality cannabis genetics for the masses. 

So, what do consumers have to love when it comes to the Cookies strain's unique traits and characteristics? Let’s learn more about the strain’s appearance, aroma, and effects, next. 

All in all, cookies is one of the most beloved hybrids on the market today. Its lineage delivers euphoric effects for the mind, with soothing and relaxing effects for the body. This makes the strain preferable by medical consumers to alleviate symptoms of common conditions while keeping their mind focused, with bursts of energy. Most cookie strains also produce a mad case of the munchies, and are sought after to treat chronic stress and pain, anxiety, depression, appetite loss, and nausea.

The cookies lineage tends to be high in the terpenes caryophyllene,  limonene, humulene, myrcene, and linalool. The combination delivers the strain’s luscious aromas and flavors of floral earthiness, that have a hint of dough-like sweetness. Hence, the cookies name. In fact, during growth cookie strains are often described to smell straight out of a bakery, and taste just as good after harvesting. 

Cookies buds are favorbly oversized and often shaped like spades. They’re typically dark olive green, with hints of purple and covered with eyecatching bright and vibrant orange hairs. Even better, the plants glisten with a heavy coating of sticky, crystal-like trichomes. 

If you have a hard time finding a true cookie strain on the shelves, have no worries. The lineage has spawned a wide range of trending hybrids too. We’ll cover the most popular, next. 

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Tips on growing Cookies strains

If you’re setting out to grow cookie strains yourself there are a few tips to help you be extra successful. Including - 

  • Choose quality genetics - To ensure you have the best phenotypes with maximized levels of THC, and favorable growing traits - always choose top-notch, high-quality genetics. That means purchasing seeds from well-established seed banks or getting clones from a cultivator you trust. 
  • Implement training techniques - Cookies is a strain that benefits from training techniques that maximize yields and can improve flavors, and aroma, too. The SOG or sea of green method is especially beneficial for Girl Scout Cookies and will help produce bountiful yields. The high stress techniques of topping and fimming can also improve yields for cookie strains, too. 
  • Grow indoors - Overall, the biggest tip for cultivating cookies strains successfully are growing them indoors in a controlled environment. The lineage benefits from mild, dry climates in the temperature range of 68 and 80℉. Over the years, growers have found noticeable results that cookies strains produce higher yields indoors vs. outdoors. 

The cookie strain list isn’t just a thing of the past, as new crosses and hybrids emerge each year. Last but not least, we’ll cover the top 2022 cookie strains to know. 

Experience The Love For Cookies

Want to experience the love for Cookies too? Get baked with your own cookie strains crops. The cookies lineage is preferred by medical consumers for its relieving, and soothing indica traits, and loved by growers for its ease in growth. Not to mention, it’s pretty and tastes good too. 

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