Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke & Salted Cashew and Milk Chocolate Whippersnapper Cookies

“‘Those whippersnappers sound a lot better than takeout fortune cookies and almond cookies…I’ve never met one of your whippersnapper cookies I didn’t like.”‘ ~Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Salted Cashew and Milk Chocolate Whippersnapper Cookies


1 box chocolate cake mix

1 large egg

2 cups Cool Whip, thawed

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup salted cashews, finely chopped

1/2 cup powdered sugar

18 to 24 maraschino cherries without stems, drained and cut in half


  1. Place approximately half of the cake mix in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the egg in a medium-size bowl. Stir the 2 cups of thawed Cool Whip into the egg mixture. Add the egg and Cool Whip mixture to the cake mix in the large bowl. Stir only until everything is combined.
  3. Sprinkle the milk chocolate chips on top. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of chopped cashews on top of the milk chocolate chips. Gently stir until they’re combined.
  4. Sprinkle in the rest of the cake mix and fold it in with a rubber spatula, stirring only until everything is combined.
  5. Chill the cookie dough for one hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick baking spray or line with parchment paper. Use a teaspoon and drop the dough by rounded teaspoonful into the bowl of powdered sugar.
  7. Press half a cherry, rounded side up, on top of each cookie.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.


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