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Cherry Whoopie Pies1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1 (18-1/4 ounce) box red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 (16 ounce) can cream cheese frosting
1 (12 ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped.
Cut 22 cherries in half (save remaining cherries for another use).
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and extract; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Drop by tablespoonful 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Top each with a cherry half.
Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
For filling, beat frosting and whipped topping until blended; fold in cherries. Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator . Yield: about 2 dozen. Published with permission from recipe Goldmine. Richard from Amish Stories