STEP ONEHEAT oven to 425°F. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.
STEP TWOCOMBINE flour, baking powder, dill and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in shredded cheese. Add milk. Stir just until dough holds together.
STEP THREEPLACE dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly. Roll 3/4-inch thick. Cut dough with floured biscuit cutter without turning biscuit cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet.
STEP FOURBAKE 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
STEP ONECINNAMON BISCUITS: FOLLOW directions for Herbed Cheese Biscuits, omitting cheese and dill. Reduce salt to 1/2 teaspoon and milk to 1/2 cup. Brush tops of biscuits with milk and sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Bake as above.