Ginger-Oatmeal Cookies

Kali's Kitchen

1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup light molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Blend in molasses and vanilla. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and remaining ingredients and mix together well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, about 3 inches apart.

Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 12 minutes or until browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 48 cookies.