Preheat the oven to 400° F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, shredded cheddar cheese, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder.
In a large 2 cup glass measure, using a hand whisk, mix together the milk and egg. Add the butter and the egg mixture to the flour mixture stirring until just combined. There will still be flecks of flour.
Using a ¼ cup measuring scoop or a large tablespoon, drop the biscuit dough onto a parchment lined rimless baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the biscuit is lightly golden browned and the dough is cooked through.
Mix together the melted butter, garlic, and parsley. Brush over top of the baked cheddar biscuits to coat. Enjoy while still warm.
Tips and substitutions
Be gentle with the biscuit dough. Stir it only long enough to just combine the ingredients. Overstirring will make tough biscuits.
Bake the biscuits only long enough to brown on the bottom. The tops of the biscuit will have some browned bits where the dough stuck out a little from the "drop" biscuit. Over baked biscuits will be hard and dry.
Use a ¼ cup scoop to drop the biscuit onto the cookie sheet.
If you want larger biscuits, use a ½ cup scoop. Note that the biscuits will need to bake longer if made larger.
Substitute ½ teaspoon garlic powder for the garlic cloves.
Substitute buttermilk for the milk.
Buy pre-shredded cheese to save on time.
If yellow cheddar isn't your thing, substitute white cheddar. I like yellow for the added color and like to see the flecks of cheese in the biscuits.