In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
Sift all of the ingredients, until everything is well combined.
Next, add in the butter flavored shortening, and pour in the buttermilk.
combined everything with a pastry cutter or fork, until it turns into dough.
Flatten the dough into rectangular disk about 2 inches thick.
Cut the disk into 8 sections.
Grease and flour a baking sheet, and place the biscuits onto the sheet.
Bake on 350 F for 10-15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.