2 1/4 cups all-purpose soft-wheat flour, such as White Lily
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons shortening
1 3 ounce package real bacon bits
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface. Knead dough 4 or 5 times. With floured hands, pat out dough to approximately 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter without twisting. Place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush hot biscuits with remaining 1 tablespoon butter.