In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
With a fork, stir in sour cream, milk and chives until the mixture forms a ball.
On a lightly floured surface, knead five to six times.
Roll to 3/4-in.thickness; cut with a 2-in.biscuit cutter.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.