Make these.
Go to Target, walk back to the holiday baking section.
Buy every single pouch of Betty Crocker snickerdoodle mix that they have.
Trust me.  It is the unicorn of cookie mixes.  Difficult to find, but so magical when you do.

Then rush home.
Preheat your oven to 375º

White chocolate cranberry cream cheese snickerdoodles.
(Long title for a simple cookie!)
1 pouch Betty Crocker snickerdoodle cookie mix
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon water
1 egg
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips

Beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Open cookie mix.
Set aside cinnamon sugar packet.

Add water, egg and cookie mix to cream cheese mixture.
Stir until soft dough forms.
Add in cranberries and white chocolate chips.

Cover & refrigerate 30 minutes.

After that horrible 30 minutes is over, drop rounded spoonfuls of dough into cinnamon sugar.
(Have I told you lately how much I am in love with my cookie scoop?  How did I wait so long to finally buy one?)
Roll to coat.

Place two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake a 375º for 8-9 minutes until edges are set.
Cool one minute then transfer to cooling rack.

Cool completely then gobble them up.
Or share them with your neighbors and friends.
Totally up to you.  But I won't judge you if you don't.
Because it is super hard.  They are way too good.

{adapted from my fave Betty Crocker.}

*When I run out of my snickerdoodle stockpile I am going to try making these with the easier to obtain sugar cookie mix and cinnamon sugar.  I'll let you know how they compare.


  1. That might be the best recipe intro EVER! You actually made me want to run to Target and get the mix. Hopefully ours will have it... if not I'll try Wally World.

  2. Ok, I hit 2 Target's today and no snickerdoodle cookie mix. Now I'll be driving all over Pennsylvania looking for this darn cookie mix! Maybe it's only sold in Cali? Christmas cookie exchange in 2 weeks, must find this cookie mix!!

  3. You had me at "White Chocolate Cranberry" but then you said "cream cheese" and "snickerdoodle" and I really started drooling, LOL! I sure hope I can find the cookie mix - these sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Those sound amazing! MUST try! :D
    Thank you for sharing!

  5. OMG! I want to leave work right now and go home and make these cookies! Wow! Well after a quick pit-stop at the store. Amazing! I know what I'm doing tonight! :)

  6. there's a lot of yum in the title!

  7. I just got the mix in NC....Target
    It is NOT on the regular food aisle.
    It is with the Christmas food aisle!

  8. Hi Julie! GREAT recipe! Last batch is in the oven now. In case others are curious ... my dough was super sticky, but once I rolled in the cinnamon sugar, I was able to make more of a ball shape. Also, I always "squish" down my snickerdoodles with the bottom of a glass. I did this with these, too. Otherwise, mine always end up poofy and not flat. Thanks for yet another DELICIOUS and SIMPLE recipe!

    PS ... I happened to have a sugar cookie mix at home. I open it and tried the recipe with it, too. Then just rolled in cinnamon/sugar. I can't tell the difference. I wonder if the basic mixes are the same? Hmmmmm

  9. I made a batch of these today, and in true joy's hope style, I delivered them to our friends who just bought a new house! We joined them in praying over their new place and then toasted with delicious cookies. Everyone who tasted them LOVED these cookies. A definite keeper. Thanks!

  10. I think you need to add some walnuts or macademia!!! YUM!
    Gymnastics bake sale here we come!

  11. I just got the ing. to make these today. It is cold and rainy (that does not happen here in Phx very often) so it is the perfect day to make these cookies:) Anyway, i just wanted to let everyone know that the snickerdoodle mix was in the regular baking area in my Target...not the holiday section. So, make sure and check both areas.

  12. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. And, your whole blog :) Extra smiles in my day when there's a blog update in my email inbox.


  13. julie, these are insane.
    thanks so much for the recipe! now, back to target i go!!

  14. do you think they would be good with dark chocolate? instead of white? i will try them both and let you know. because i bought all the snicker doodle packages at my target. :)
    i did.

  15. I am going to share this on our Cookie Project page. My husband and I are trying to spread the word to help deliver cookies to people that have to work on Christmas day. You can find out more here:
    Help us spread the word and deliver cookies on Christmas day! :)

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  17. Made them. Everyone loved them. Now I look awesome. Haha! Thanks for posting recipes that never disappoint :]

  18. Bought the ingredients a few days ago in OKC...regular baking aisle at Target. Made them tonight and they are wonderful!! Fresh out of the oven, they are almost like a little pie! I doubled the recipe to take some to my son's preschool class for his two year old bday. Glad I doubled...we'll be eating on these for the next few days! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  19. So, Mama Fabulous saw these on your blog and made them. They are my new favorite! First you bring toffee crack into my life and now this? Now wonder I love you so much! (Expect some recipe love on my blog soon.) xoxo

  20. mmmm, about to make these. i really did buy every last package of snicker doodle mix at target, just like you told us to :) can't wait to try them!

  21. so......i made these last night. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! they are amazing!i MUST now go to target and buy EVERY snickerdoodle mix they have. not sure why i didn't listen the first time.

  22. FINALLY made these last night to share with co-workers. My word, they did not disappoint! In fact, a few were speechless and that's something I've never seen before.

    This recipe is for sure a keeper. Thanks for sharing Julie!

  23. I made these for an open house for our church...I've since given out the recipe five times. They were a hit...and my one year old stole at least three of them over the weekend.

  24. I been looking for the cookie mix since I read your post. I found it today (the last one) got the rest of the ingredients and... They are AMAZING! Thank you for the recipe :)

  25. these are COOKIE CRACK. i am not kidding! they may even get my to blog again. i've been making them weekly since my mom passed using the sugar cookie mix, orange cranberries (the tj ones) and white chocolate chip. i've skipped the rolling in sugar a few times out of complete laziness and every time, no matter what, they are FANTASTIC! even the dough is delicious. happy wednesday, julie!

  26. My favorite cookies ever. i sub dried cherries for the cranberries. yum!

  27. They are fabulous and apparently snickerdoodles are for Christmas so the mix is only 63 cents right now at Target. Yay!

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  29. You've done it again, simple but so stinkin cute. My kid told me the other day he'd really likes cookies better than cupcakes.

    Cleo Rogers (

  30. I know you wrote this about a million years ago, but I'm making these right now. I read this post way back when and I've never been able to get these cookies out of the back of my mind.

  31. These were awesome!! Thanks again for the healthy recipes you sharing here