Sift together flour, soda, salt and set aside. Blend 1/2 cup butter or shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flavoring, water. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture, mix well. Stir in package of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 50 cookies.