Here’s a super easy recipe for you to try at your next get together! Basically everything is already made for you, you just have to put it all together. Heck, you could even make it a little easier on yourself and buy an chive and onion cream cheese instead of flavoring it yourself. These easy baked and bite size wontons are just one variation. Give them a go with some different seasoning or adding baked chicken or shrimp!
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 tbsp chives
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
16 two-inch wonton wrappers
1 large egg, beaten
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, chives, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until it is smooth.
As a side note, if you cannot find wonton wrappers (I struggled finding them at my local grocery store), you can get spring roll wrappers instead and cut them to size.
To assemble the wontons, put the wrappers on a clean work surface. Spoon about 3/4-1 teaspoon of the mixture into the center of the wrapper. Be careful not to use too much filling or the wonton will not close properly and might burst filling from the bottom when cooked. Using your finger, rub the edges of the wrapper with the egg, then fold together opposite corners just touching the tips, then the other two corners to the center as well over the filling to create an X where all corners meet at the top. Pinch the edges together to seal in the filling.
Transfer the formed wontons into your casserole dish lined with parchment paper. Give them a quick spray with some nonstick cooking spray; this allows them to develop a bit of a golden brown color without over-cooking. Bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes until starting to golden and looking crisp.
Remove from the oven and wait about 3 minutes for them to cool slightly before removing from the casserole dish. Serve immediately on their own or with a side of soy sauce for your salt lovers.