1. Cream butter and cream cheese with mixer. Add the egg, vanilla extract and l and mix until combined.
2. Add the cake mix. I do this by mixing with one hand and pouring the cake mix with the other a little at a time. Don't put the cake mix in all at once it will be hard to mix.
3. Now add in the nuts and stir them in. Now add in the cherries and very carefully and slowly fold in.
4.Refrigerate the dough for 2 - 3 hours.
5.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6.Roll into 1 - 1 1/4 inch balls. Dough might be sticky when your rolling your cookies so just roll as best you can. I sometimes dampen my hands with a bit of water. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes and remove to cooling racks.
7. When top with powdered sugar if you like.