2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 TBS. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg beaten
2/3 cup milk
1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or 2 knives, cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.
2. Combine egg and milk; stir into flour mixture. (do not over-mix.)
3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5 to 7 times. Roll dough to 1-inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch square biscuit cutter or use a knife.
4. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450℉ for 10 minutes or until golden.
Makes 1 dozen.