These chewy chocolate-cherry cookies have a couple of shortcut weapons: Chocolate fudge cake mix and cherry pie filling. The rest of the ingredients are right out of the cupboard.
Easy, pretty and quick. Gotta love it.
Let’s do this!
Cookies first: Cake mix, butter and egg.
Mix that trio together until it’s all fudge-like. See where I’m going?
Scoop the chocolate batter into 20 one-inch balls. Put ‘em on a lightly greased baking sheet, then flatten them a bit with the bottom of a glass.
Make an indent in the center.
Top each with a single cherry from the pie filling.
Bake them about 8 minutes or so, let them cool a bit on the cookie sheet, then remove them to a rack to finish cooling completely.
Decorate with whipped cream and finish with chocolate sprinkles, if desired.