This is John's recipe for cookies brought to the Choir Christmas gathering at the Stagge's home.
1 cup butter
1 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugars until combined.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
In two additions, add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until just combined. Do not overmix. Dough will be kinda fluffy and light!
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.
Bake at 375 for 8-11 minutes, or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.