Scandinavia is known to use cardamom in cookies and other pastries. One of them is the Swedish cardamom cake. Its great aroma fills a kitchen quickly, making you eager for a slice of this cake.
Although not native to Scandinavia, cardamom with its ginger like aroma, became popular enough for its multiple uses in so many dishes ...and goodies!
Combined with other spices / herbs or alone, the herb works well both ways. As you will find out with the Swedish cardamom cake.