Found my recipe notebook, so here is the Shortcake Biscuit recipe for Bionic Woman (love that name by the way). I think this recipe came from my Mom's Purity Cookbook.
Preheat oven to 425° F.
2 cups flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in finely
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
Stir with a fork to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 8 to 10 times. Dough will be a bit sticky, keep some flour on hand for dusting your hands & work surface. Don't overwork the dough, you basically just want it to come together so you can roll it out. Gentle is the operative word here.
Roll or pat 3/4 inch thick. Cut with a floured 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. I don't own any cookie cutters; I use a glass, just like Mom did.
Place about 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 425° oven for 14 to 16 minutes.
Split, fill and top with sweetened fruit. Serve with whipped cream.