Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Slice cookie dough into 24 slices. Roll each slice into a ball and place in prepared muffin tin. Press down in center of each, making a deep well. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are set and "crusts" are light brown.
Remove from oven and press down in center of each with spoon, making an indentation. Let stand 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
In a small bowl on medium speed, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spoon 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture into each cup. Dust each top with cocoa or top each with small amount of cherry pie filling. Serve immediately or cover and keep chilled until ready to serve.