Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead 10 to 12 times.
Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness; cut with a 1 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on greased baking sheets. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.