1. Stir together 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, margarine, or shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. make a well in center. Add 2/3 cup milk all at once, stir until moistened.
2. Turn Dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by gently folding and pressing dough 10 strokes or till nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll to 1.2 inch thickness. Cut our with a floured 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter.
3. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet and bake in a 450 oven 10-12 minutes or till golden. Remove and serve hot. Make 10 biscuits.
I like the crinkle cut biscuit cutter like below