Nelson Cookie Bake, Dan's Sugar Cookies

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs

This is Dan Howard's Grandmother Reed's Sugar Cookie recipe. A traditional Christmas favorite of the Howard family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, melted shortening, buttermilk, and eggs and mix until smooth.
  3. Add baking soda, cream of tarter and flour. Mix until well blended.
  4. Drop by cookie scoop on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. Let cookies cool. Then frost with Pillsbury Vanilla icing. Add sprinkles. Allow frosting to set prior to storing the cookies.
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