MIX 1 cup of the crushed cookies and the butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch square pan. Set remaining crushed cookies aside for later use.
STIR boiling water into dry gelatin in medium bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add cherries and corn syrup; stir until well blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour over crust.
REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm. Spread with whipped topping just before serving; sprinkle with the remaining crushed cookies. Cut into 16 squares to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.