Petits Gâteaux (Pistachio Cookies). Photo by Penny De Los Santos.
At the Moroccan celebration Mimouna, which marks the end of Passover, tables laden with sweets are set out. “It’s a moment of celebration and freedom,” says Ruth Stulman, who grew up in Rabat along Morocco’s Atlantic coast. As a child, she would run from one house to the next to sample their specialties. “You have to take something at every house,” Ruth explains. In her home in Virginia, where she now lives, she serves these pistachio and rosewater cookies, which can also be served during Passover. Pair them with mint tea.