Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually add milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 to 5 times.
Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/4-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot with Honey Butter.