Biscotti Marijuana Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi June 19, 2022 - 5 min read
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Biscotti are Italian cookies whose name translates to “twice-cooked.” And the potent 80/20 indica-dominant weed strain Biscotti can get you “twice baked,” first with its energetic, uplifting head high and then with its strong, chill-inducing body stone.

Biscotti is strong, with THC levels often well over 20%. It comes from the powerhouse cannabis breeder Cookies Fam and delivers the high-quality experience their strains are known for. The buds are dense, and a beautiful mix of green, purple, and orange with bountiful amounts of trichomes, and the smoke is sweet, pungent, and complex.

Biscotti may be called a dessert strain, but its effects are unquestionably more satisfying than the cookies you’d have with your coffee.

Effects and Side Effects

Many words can be used for the high that this strain produces, but the one that may best describe the overall effect of a bowl of Biscotti is “buzzy.”

The experience begins with a head rush, euphoric and energetic. Some users initially feel it as creative and cerebral, but it’s just as likely to be an unfocused, blissful buzz that wipes away stress and cares. It’s almost certain to be a sociable and giggly high, at least until the body is fully involved.

Next, warm tingles spread and provide an immensely-relaxing buzz throughout the body. The body stone hits more strongly for those who’ve hit the pipe hard, but the calm and pleasurable effects wipe away muscle tension and perhaps much more serious aches and pains. All the while (and it can be quite a while due to Biscotti’s potency), the head rush persists.

Heavy consumption can lead to sedation and sleep, but more often, Biscotti’s lasting effects are deep relaxation and a very chill evening.

The THC potency may make Biscotti troublesome for those who are prone to anxiety; a few with low THC tolerance may also experience panic attacks or paranoia. The side effects which are much more common, however, are dry mouth and dry eyes and fatigue among those who overindulge. The munchies are to be expected as well.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 3/5
  • Creative: 2/5
  • Pain: 4/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 2/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 1/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 2/5
  • Cough: 2/5

Bottom Line: Biscotti is an excellent strain for balanced sativa/indica effects: a euphoric and giggly head high paired with full-body relaxation and stress relief.

Health Effects

Anxiety and depression are the two conditions that medical marijuana users cite most often for their use of Biscotti; its uplifting high and stress-relief effects make it a common choice for a mood lift.

Many other patients, however, choose this strain for its strong body high, which they say can ease the chronic pain of conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis. The bubbly, happy head high also helps them ignore any residual pain they may be feeling.

Flavor and Aroma

The Cookies heritage of Biscotti shines through in the scent and flavor of this strain, but there’s much more to enjoy.

The first things you may notice in the aroma are sweet and buttery scents, but spice, diesel, fruit, and earth are also quite noticeable. Some have compared the smell to snickerdoodle cookies, but that comparison is in the nose of the beholder.

Biscotti’s smoke is complex-tasting. There’s certainly sugary sweetness, but it’s accompanied by lots of spice along with earthiness and gas and some bitterness in the aftertaste. This strain is still “Cookies,” but we’d liken it more to a complex and tasty cookie.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 3/5
  • Citrus: 2/5
  • Fruity: 3/5
  • Spice: 4/5
  • Wood: 1/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Any strain that registers an average THC content of 22% is one potent strain, and Biscotti definitely checks that box. In fact, the supply at your dispensary is just as likely to contain 25% THC, enough to get anyone blasted in a hurry. There can be quite a bit of CBG in Biscotti (sometimes as much as 2%), but expect very low levels of CBD.

The dominant terpenes responsible for the tasty and complex flavor of this strain include caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene, and linalool.


The talented breeders at Cookie Fam created Biscotti by crossing Gelato #25, South Florida OG, and (of course) their breakthrough strain GSC.

Gelato #25 is a 100% indica that the breeders had previously produced, and it gives Biscotti much of its indica-dominant characteristics as well as the sweetness that’s also present in GSC. South Florida OG is a powerhouse dating back to the 1990s, and it contributes high THC content as well as additional indica leanings.

And we probably don’t have to tell you about GSC’s potency and trademark euphoric/relaxing effects.

Similar Strains

Many of the Cookies strains are, for obvious reasons, quite similar to Biscotti. GSC, Thin Mints and Platinum GSC, and Gelato and Sunset Sherbet are among the near-and-dear relatives of Biscotti that deliver many of the same effects.

Moving further from the Cookies fam to find similar strains, you still won’t get far from the Cookies lineage; Orange Kush Cake and Cherry Pie Kush can also be traced back to the brand’s heritage. Primus OG and Tranquil Elephantizer are two without Cookie Fam’s fingerprints you might want to check out.

Biscotti Strain Review: FAQ

Q: Is Biscotti more of a daytime or nighttime strain?
A: Used judiciously, some people find that it is suitable for wake-and-bake or daytime smoking. Most, however, reserve Biscotti for evening enjoyment because more than a few tokes may induce not just happiness and relaxation but more serious lethargy or even couch lock. A little Biscotti goes a long, long way.

Q: Should I try growing this strain at home?
A: This is a relatively new strain, so feminized seeds have just hit the market fairly recently, and there’s not much of a knowledge base for would-be home growers. Generally speaking, though, the plants are typical of indicas, growing somewhat small and bushy. Their flowering period lasts around 8-9 weeks, and outdoor grows should only be attempted in warm climates.