These are soft, chewy oatmeal cookies with a fantastic orange flavor and a scent that is unforgettable. Cardamom is intensely aromatic (if you are familiar with the fragrance of chai tea, it is likely the cardamom that you are remembering) and it adds a distinct flavor to these cookies.
Cardamom works beautifully in baked goods, but don’t worry if you don’t have it. The cinnamon with the orange zest is a fantastic combination on it’s own. Cranberries are always an awesome match for citrus and warm spices. These cookies made me grin with each bite. I love the unexpected flavors and the way the orange zest wakes up this classic oatmeal cookie.