Cut shortening into flour until crumbly (consistency of cornmeal). Heat milk to approximately 110 degrees F. Add yeast to flour and pour in warm milk. Add honey. Knead dough sparingly and form into ball. Let sit thirty minutes.
Punch down and roll out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut to desired size with biscuit cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops with melted butter. Place in cold oven. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. and let cook till tops are golden brown.