Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter (ghee) and sugar on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
Add honey, water and vanilla; beat well.
Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
Add oats and OPTIONALS; mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown, especially around the edges.
Cool 3-5 minutes on cookie sheets; move onto wire rack.
Store tightly covered.
Prep Time: 20 minutes (30, if baking with children as helpers)
Cook Time Time: 10-12 minutes
UPDATE NOV 2013: I just tried making the original recipe, but added 1 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries, chopped. Delicious! This is a great Fall twist to the recipe.