Place the cold cubed butter and brown sugar in a large bowl.
Mix the butter and sugar on medium speed for about 3 minutes with a hand mixer or a mixer fixed with a paddle attachment, until combined well. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients except for the flour, and mix for 1 minute until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Add the flour in portions while running the mixer on low speed. Mix until just combined.
Remove the dough from the mixer and knead with your hands until it completely comes together.
Lightly flour half of the dough, and place it in between two pieces of parchment paper, before rolling it out to about 1/3 inch thick.
Using cookie cutters, cut out cookies and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Transfer to a preheated oven at 350F/170C, and bake for about 10 minutes.
Let the cookies cool down before serving or decorating as desired.