Heat oven to 350F. Cut 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened, into 1 pkg Betty Crocker cherry chip cake mix (dry). Pat mixture in bottom of ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1". Bake 5 minutes.

Prepare Betty Crocker cherry fluff frosting mix as directed on package. Spread frosting on baked layer; sprinkle 1/4 cup slivered almonds on top. Bake 20 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars. 3x1".

About 4 dozen cookies.