2 cups Sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Allspice
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Shortening, soft
1/2 cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup Light molasses
1 cup Cooked oatmeal, cooled*
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices into bowl.
Add remaining ingredients. Beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated moderate oven (375 F.) 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets; cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
*NOTE: Cook Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) according to package directions.