Cricket Cookies

For something a little different, why not try cricket cookies? These cookies aren’t called cricket cookies for the cute little cut-out shape of crickets, but because they are made with cricket flour and chopped crickets. Don’t want to eat crickets? You can substitute mealworm flour and chopped mealworms! These cookies are very high in protein and are sure to be a hit with more adventurous palates.

Cricket Cookies Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups cricket flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12-ounce package chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted chopped crickets


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until creamy.

4. Beat in eggs.

5. Gradually add cricket flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chopped crickets and chocolate chips.

6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


Dr. Marybeth Mitcham
Nutrition, Food Safety, and Healthy Living Educator
518-623-3291 or 668-4881

Last updated December 13, 2021