Biscuits, Biscuits and More Biscuits

Everyday Biscuits
Just about no fail
12-15 biscuits
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk. Lightly flour a large cutting board or countertop. Place dough in center. Knead lightly, 15-20 times. Lightly roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured metal cutter. Bake 10-12 minutes. Serve hot.

Short Biscuits
Messier to make but will produce a biscuit that will melt in your mouth.
12-15 biscuits
2 cups self-rising flour
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a floured surface put down 2 cups self-rising flour. Take 2/3 cups vegetable shortening and cut in with fingertips until it looks like BBs. Make a well in the center and add 2/3 cup milk slowly, mixing with floured fingertip until it gets sticky. Then flop the whole mess onto a floured surface, knead it until it's smooth, roll to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with a floured cutter, placing them on an ungreased pan. Bake 1-12 minutes. Serve hot.

Company Biscuits
Just what it says, for company and parties.
12-15 biscuits
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup of heavy cream or sour cream

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine, roll out and pat dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/2-inch thick. Cut with small floured cutter and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.