Friday, October 14, 2011

Chocolate Cricket Chip Cookies: National Chocolate Covered Insect Day

Today is a holiday worth of Halloween. October 14 is National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day. I've posted several examples of chocolate covered insects before: Chocolate Scorpions and other chocolate covered insects, but here's a recipe from Weird-Food.com for Chocolate Cricket Chip Cookies. They put the crunch into the cookie. O.K. it's weird, but Frank spent 3 years in Cote d'Ivoire, and it doesn't seem weird to him at all. They add protein and crunch. Luckily, I do all the baking at home. I've seen a different version of these Chocolate Chip Cricket Cookies with whole crickets in them. Too much for me! Declaration: I've never made these, and I never will. I'm definitely not a bug person. But because of the holiday, I thought I'd share the following recipe.

Chocolate Cricket Chip Cookies

Ingredients
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 12-ounce chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup dry-roasted crickets

Directions
Preheat oven to 375.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla; beat until creamy.
Beat in eggs.
Gradually add flour mixture and Crickets, mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Photo: Chocolate Chips not Crickets. I just couldn't.

3 comments:

Ger said...

Wow.. interesting..

Not sure if I would eat chocolate covered insects, but I am sure the protein of insects combined with the cocoa of chocolate is quite a healthy snack.

Kellie said...

We went to the Insectarium in New Orleans & the kids tore up the cricket cookies, without blinking. Wonder if it would have been the same had they realized there were crickets in them, before they ate them.

Janet Rudolph said...

Crickets are crunchy! good for the kids..