Edible Insect Recipes: Chocolate Chirp Cookies

Sept. 1, 2019

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Chirps is on a mission to get people excited about eating bugs and build a sustainable food system around insect protein. When they first started Chirps, many people told them to hide the fact that their foods have insects in them, and to just talk about the nutritional benefits. That’s not them. Chirps wants to get people excited about eating bugs, one delicious cricket chip or cricket cookie at a time.

Recipe contributed by CHIRPS

Chocolate Chirp Cookies

Total: 2 hrs; Active: 10 mins; Serves 6


  • 1 ½ cups salted butter
  • 1 ½ cups white granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cups of Chirps cricket protein powder
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips


1. Melt half of the butter

2. In mixing bowl, combine melted butter, sugars, maple syrup, and vanilla extract

3. Beat in eggs until smooth

4. In separate bowl, combine Chirps Cricket Protein Powder, flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir in chocolate chips.

5. Refrigerate for 2-24 hours

6. Preheat oven to 325°F/162°C.

7. Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into round balls. Place on baking sheet, a few inches apart, and bake for 8-12 minutes or until cookies are puffy and golden brown on top and around edges.

8. Let stand for a few minutes to cool

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This entomophagy recipe is included in Bugs for Beginners, a cookbook which teaches Westerners how to prepare edible insects and safely eat a bug. Text may include affiliate links

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