Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening. If your cheese is not already shredded, do that now. Once the flour mixture is consistent add the cheese, then slowly add the water. You should end up with little pill like chunks.
If your batter is too dry, as shown above, add a little more water (1 Tbsp at a time) until you get the right texture, as shown below.
Take the mixture out and knead it on a floured surface until it is all sticking together.
Roll dough and cut out, place on a cookie sheet.
In a separate bowl, melt the butter and mix in the parsley, garlic powder and Italian seasoning, and spread it onto the biscuits.
Mmmmm... smell that garlic (my sister would approve!!)
Bake at 450 degrees for about 8-10 minutes