2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 tablespoon vinegar plus milk to make 1 cup)
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a cutter dipped in flour. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Place biscuits close and touching - this helps them rise taller! Bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. Enjoy!
If you would like to freeze these biscuits before cooking simply place the cut out biscuits on a cookie sheet in the freezer for about two hours. When biscuits are frozen, remove and place in an air tight freezer bag. To bake, take out desired number of biscuits and let them thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes. Then bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes.