2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/4 cup chilled shortening (I use white Crisco)
1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. butter, melted
Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in the shortening and cheddar cheese until crumbly. Add the milk and stir to incorporate. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter and serve immediately.
Makes 6 to 8 large biscuits or 12 small biscuits.