Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a cookie sheet.
First, add the butter and sugars into a mixing bowl and cream with mixer. Add the eggs and mix well. With a large spoon mix in the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and the oatmeal, mix well.
Add the water, raisins, and vanilla. Flour a workspace and with a rolling pin or your hands make a "snake" with the dough and cut it into several pieces or in a pretzel shape. Place on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes (depending on how thick you snakes are). Let them sit and cool on the stove.
Serve on a plate and a glass of milk; garnish with something that you can BAM! with.
Yield: 2 dozen cookies