With a sharp knife, score the top of the cream cheese in a criss-cross pattern. Don't cut all the way to the bottom of the cream cheese, about halfway will do.
Stir together the chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika and black pepper to make the dry rub.
Coat the top and sides of the cream cheese with the dry rub. Place the cream cheese in a small cast-iron skillet or aluminum pan.
Immediately place the cream cheese on a 225-degree F smoker with a water pan. Close the lid and smoke for about two hours.
For the perfect party dipper, you’ll love this crowd-pleasing smoked cream cheese. Grab your favorite crackers and enjoy every luscious bite.