Entomophagy recipies: Chocolate Chirp Cookies

chocolate chirp cookies

These cookies are sure to put a hop, skip and jump in your step!

Are you an entomophagy virgin? Then get your teeth stuck in our Chocolate Chirp Cookies!

Made using cricket flour and dry roasted crickets, these cookies are a brilliant way to ease yourself into the wide world of entomophagy (eating insects). A healthy alternative to regular chocolate chip cookies, these tasty treats are packed full of protein and are superbly delicious!


To make these delicious chocolate chirp cookies you will need:

  • 1 1⁄4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of cricket flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3⁄4 cup of caster sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • 300 g of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of mixed nuts (optional)
  • 1⁄2 cup of dry roasted crickets
  • Butter to grease the tray


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Teaspoon
  • Cooling rack


Follow these simple steps to make the best chocolate chip cookies you have ever tasted!

  • Start off by preheating your oven to 190 degrees Celcius
  • Mix together the butter, sugar, and the vanilla in the large mixing bowl and beat using the wooden spoon until smooth and creamy.
  • Beat the eggs into the mixture and slowly add both types of flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Add the nuts, insects and chocolate chips into the mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed in.
  • Using a small bit of butter grease your baking tray so the cookie mixture does not stick when baking.
  • Place rounded size teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray and space them evenly apart from one another.
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for 8­ to 10 minutes.
  • Once the cookies have finished baking, remove them from the oven and place them on a cooling rack and let them rest.

*When consuming insects make sure these are organically farmed insects that are fit for human consumption.

If you’ve tried making these cookies yourself, send us a picture on instagram using the hashtag #Pestaurant, or send us a tweet to @Rentokil ­- we’d love to hear from you.

In for more entomophagy recipes? Try our locust fried rice recipe. Or for those who would like to try our plain dry roasted crickets, visit us at our Pop up Pestaurant on the 3rd June 2015.

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