1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon each of cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg
2 1/2 cups flour
Mix first six ingredients - add flour.
Spread in greased jelly roll pan ( 14"x10" or larger)
Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cut into squares (or pretty diamonds, like I do) while still warm.
Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar if desired.