Scones tend to be a bit dry so I make small batches that are eaten while still fresh. Barely cool enough to touch and already 1/3 gone! Preheat oven to 425F. Lay parchment on a cookie sheet or just use a bare cookie sheet if it's all you've got.
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
Cut in with pastry cutter or two knives till texture like oatmeal.
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup grated cheddar
1/3 cup milk
Mix in with a fork. Don't work the dough just press it into a ball. Flatten the ball into 1-2 inch disk and cut into 6 wedges. Place on parchment and bake 13 minutes.
If you work the dough at all the scones will be tough, hard to chew. I've made tough bread and it's amazing how leathery baked flour can become.