Recipe for Deep Fried Wonton Cookies

<Deep Fried Wonton Cookies

 

Chinese wonton skins are instant pastry.  These cookies are crisp and brown, with a moist coconut and fruit filling.

 

1 ½ cup chopped prunes

1 cup chopped dried apricots

1 ½ cup packed brown sugar

1 ½ cup flaked coconut

1 cup chopped almonds

24 wonton skins

Vegetable oil

 

Mix prunes, apricots, brown sugar, coconut, and almonds.  Place about 2 teaspoons mixture in center of each wonton skin.  Moisten edges with water.  Fold each skin in half to form triangle; press edges firmly to seal.  Cover to prevent drying.

 

Heat oil (1 to 1 ½ inches) to 360˚.  Fry 3 to 4 wontons at a time, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side; drain.  Cool thoroughly and store in airtight container.  Serve with ice cream or sherbet if desired.

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