All Day Cookies

  • Yield 6 dozens

Buttery basic cookies make great Christmas gifts.

David Mudd


2 cups sugar
1 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 cup sour milk, buttermilk, or sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups flour


  1. Mix all ingredients together. Form dough into four ropes and refrigerate overnight. Slice rope into 1/2-inch cookies. Sprinkle each cookie with 1 teaspoon of red, white and green sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes.

Recipe submitted by Marge Reichardt, Watertown, Wis.



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