Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until pieces are about the size of grains of rice. Stir in buttermilk.
knead a few times, then roll out on floured board or counter top to 3/4 inch thickness. Be careful not to work dough too much, or add too much flour, or you'll end up with dry biscuits.
Cut with an over sized biscuit cutter (about 3 inches). Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake about 12 minutes until golden brown and not doughy in the center. Brush with the melted butter when you take them out of the oven.
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