I love chocolate covered cherries and I always get them or give them as a present every year at Christmas. I decided to make these cookies to combine the chocolate and cherry flavors. My husband called these chocolate surprise cookies, because you do not realize that the cherry is inside until you bite into it.
Using the cake mix to make the cookie dough makes the cookies extremely moist and almost brownie like. These are cookies taste really good and are easy to make. These make great Christmas cookies and I will be giving them away as gifts.
Chocolate Cherry Covered Cake Cookies
(Cake cookie adapted recipe from Betty Crocker)
1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs with a spoon until dough forms.
3. Take a small ball of dough and shape the dough around one cherry and roll into a ball. Repeat for each cookie.
4. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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