2-1/4 cups flour
2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3/4 stick (6 Tbs.) COLD unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1-1/2 cups coarsely grated cheddar (about 6 oz.)
3 scallions, chopped
1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
Put a rack in the middle of oven and pre-heat to 450. Butter a large baking sheet.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt (or put them all in bowl of mixer and stir on low until mixed)
Blend in butter with with fingers or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal (I do this in the mixer too- with the paddle, on low for a couple of minutes)
Mix in chedder and scallions.
Add buttermilk and mix until just combined.
Drop dough in 12 equal mounds about 2" apart on cookie sheet.
Bake until golden, 12-15 minutes (the recipe says 18-20 minutes, but they're done in 12 in my oven).
These are SO DELICIOUS, and easy. From Gourmet Cookbook.