1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 oz. cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
4 1/2 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix until golden yellow. Add the cream cheese and beat until well combined. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract and lemon juice.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Add 1/2 cup at a time to the butter/sugar mixture and beat until incorporated. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour, up until overnight.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Liberally flour your counter top or work area. Divide the dough into smaller balls and roll out into desired thickness, about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies using preferred cookie cutters. Sprinkle cookies with colored sugar crystals.
Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the cookie. Remove from oven and let cook. Enjoy
adapted from thekitchn.com