This is a recipe from a lady at the church I grew up in in Maine. She is a wonderful cook, and her food is always healthy as well. She had huge gardens, berry patches, and always canned and froze and dried a ton of food! My earliest memory of her house was walking through her basement and not realizing there was a floor-level sunken hot tub, covered by a soft cover, and walking straight into it! I remember she gave me something sweet to eat because I was soaking wet and crying (I was very little) — it might have been these cookies!
2 cups quick oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cups raisins or dates (you know I’d put dried cranberries!)
3/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together. Combine liquids and add to oat mixture. Drop spoonfuls onto lightly greased or parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until browned.