Are you in search of the perfect gateway bug recipe? Say hello to the chocolate chip cricket cookie: the Choco Chirpie. In preparation for a week long entomophagy lesson for skeptical 7th graders, I adapted my dad’s ultra-mega classic chocolate chip cookie recipe to include a hearty serving of cricket flour. There have been many chocolate chip cookie recipes to grace American kitchens over the last 50 years, but none have ever beat my dad’s super moist, chewy cookies. The 1/2 cup cricket flour substitution adds protein, iron, calcium and fiber without distracting from deliciousness of these chewy cookies. Kid and grown-up approved!