Position a rack in center of oven. Heat oven to 350. Coat am 8 inch square baking pam with cooking spray. In small bowl, sift together the flour, powdered sugar, & coco powder.. In heavy, medium saucepan, combine the oil & half of the chips, Place the pan over the lowest heat & cook. stirring constantly, until just melted & snooth ( be careful that the chocolate does not over heat) Remove the pan from the heat & stir in the granulated sugar, corn syrup mixture, almond extract & salt until sugar dissolves. Stir in the egg until smoothly incorporated. Gently stir in the dry indregients. Fold in the cherries & the remaining 3 ounces chocolate chips just until well blended. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading evenly.Bake until almost firm at the center & a toothpickcomes out with some moist batter clinging to it, 25 - 30 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack,about 2 hours. Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 brownies, wiping the blade with a damp cloth between cuts.