One of my favourite cookbook series is called Company's Coming by Jean Paré. It is published in Canada (my homeland) and has easy recipes made with common ingredients.
This recipe is found in the Cookies book. I love these cookies because they are full of flavor, but not overly sweet. It is easy to make a large batch of them and I use them often for cookie exchanges. These cookies are soft, so bake them a little longer if you prefer crunchier snaps.
These snaps have crackle tops and a spicy bite to them. An old timer. ~ Jean Paré