Bert Christensen's Weird & Different Recipes
Cricket
Chocolate Chirpie Chip Cookies
 2 1/4 c Flour
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Salt
1 c Butter, softened
3/4 c Sugar
3/4 c Brown sugar
1 ts Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 12-ounce chocolate chips
1 c Chopped nuts
1/2 c Dry-roasted crickets

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 insects, mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Recipe compliments of Kathy Gee and Julie Stephens.

This recipe has been tested by Jim Bodle <bodle@dreamscape.net> who enjoyed the dish but said that the insects were hard to get and expensive.

Collected by Bert Christensen
Toronto, Ontario