Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in water, mixing well.
Shape dough into 1 1/3-inch balls; roll each on a floured surface into a 6-inch circle.
Cook tortillas in an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat about 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Pat tortillas lightly with spatula while browning the second side if they puff during cooking. Serve hot.
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