Special equipment: a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and brown sugar, and mix well. Add the pudding and mix until incorporated, then add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. With the mixer set to low speed, add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Continue mixing on low speed and add the cinnamon chips, pecans and cranberries until just combined. Portion the cookies out using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes.
Note: This recipe has been updated and may differ from what was originally published or broadcast.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.