Cherry Cookies strain catches the eye right away with exceptionally large, solid flowers that have a tapered, spade-like shape. They have a dense, tightly-packed bud structure, so much so that they may be difficult to break up by hand. The tightly-coiled leaves are a vibrant shade of spring green and are threaded through with bright yellow pistils. As with parent strain Cherry Pie, some phenotypes of Cherry Cookies strain also boast streaks of purple in their leaves; these hues are the result of pigments called anthocyanins being stimulated by unusually cold temperatures during the growing process. The colorful flowers are also coated in cloudy white trichomes, accounting for this strain’s strong psychoactivity and very resinous texture.
When properly cured, buds of Cherry Cookies strain burst with a bright cherry aroma and practically beg to be sniffed and inspected over and over. Hanging out underneath are some more musky, Kushy base notes that are evidence of terpenes passed on from grandparent strain OG Kush. Breaking open or grinding the flowers yields some light herbal notes. When combusted, this strain burns remarkable smooth and is easily inhaled. On the exhale, Cherry Cookies tastes sweet and woodsy, leaving an overall impression similar to the taste of cherry-flavored bourbon.
Cherry Cookies strain has a high that comes on quickly. Smokers are almost immediately struck by a feeling of altered perception — external stimuli can take on new significance and thoughts may flow in a freely-associative way. Visual distortions are also commonly reported, giving Cherry Cookies’ initial effects a rather psychedelic feel. Within short order, the strain’s indica relaxation — to this point, only slightly discernible — creeps forward and spreads through the smoker’s core and limbs. A slight heaviness or pressure may emerge in the forehead and around the temples. This even blend of cerebral insight and physical sedation makes Cherry Cookies strain perfectly suited to introspective activities like listening to music or taking a nature walk. Cherry Cookies can also facilitate stimulating conversation. Because it is neither overly energizing nor overly sedative, this strain is appropriate for use at any time of day.