Cut in 1/2 C shortening till mixture crumbles.
Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir till dough follows fork around bowl.
Turn out on lightly floured surface, knead gently with heel of hand about 20 strokes. Roll to 3/4 inch thick. Dip 2 inch biscuit cutter in flour, cut straight down through dough, no twisting. Place on ungreased baking sheet close together for sides, 3/4 inch apart for crusty biscuits. Bake at 450 for 10-14 min or till golden brown. Makes about 2 doz.