Buttermilk Biscuits: Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to flour. Substitute buttermilk for milk.
Cheese Biscuits: Stir 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz) into flour-shortening mixture. Bake on greased cookie sheet.
Drop Biscuits: Increase milk to 1 1/4 cups. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
Soft-Sided Biscuits: Place biscuits in 9-inch round or square pan or on cookie sheet with sides touching. Bake 12 to 14 minutes.
Southern-Style Biscuits: Decrease shortening to 1/4 cup.
Thin-Crispy Biscuits: Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut biscuits with floured 3-inch round cutter.