Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the first bowl sift together 2 cups of flour, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. of baking soda and 1 cup of cocoa.
In a mixing bowl cream together 1 cup (2 sticks) of room temperature butter and 2 cups of sugar and cream until well blended. Add 2 room temperature eggs-one at a time-until well blended and a tsp. of vanilla.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to creamed mixture and combine. The mixture may be a little dry. Add water-1 tbsp. at a time- until mixture is smooth.
Drop by rounded tsps. onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. Do not cook until firm-they should be slightly droopy on the spatula. They firm up very fast so cool on wire racks for 10 minutes and then store in an airtight container. The flavor really comes out the next day.