1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup shredded extra-old Cheddar cheese
1 cup grated cored peeled apple
(Optional) 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh green onion or parsley
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 425° F.
In large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Stir in Cheddar, apple and green onions. Using a fork, stir in milk to form a ragged dough.
Drop by 1/4 cup mounds, 1 1/2 inches apart, onto parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet. Bake in 425° F. oven until lightly browned, 13 to 15 minutes.