As per request by Bless, here it the biscuit recipe that I have used for years and have never had a bad with it. It is from an old Farmer's Almanac Cook Book from 1959 (if I am reading the roman numerals correctly). Here it is:
Sift together 2 cups sifted flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3 teaspoons baking powder. Add 4 tablespoons liquid shortening mixed together with 3/4 cup milk. Mix to a soft dough. Pat down on a lightly floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick (I just pat it down to that thickness). Cut with a small biscuit cutter (or just make a large rectangle shape with the dough and then cut it with a pizza cutter to make life faster and easier) and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
My notes are in parenthesis and I also double this recipe when I make it to get the amount you see in the picture above. These have always been a huge hit with our entire family.