I got this authentic Mexican dessert recipe from a friend from Mexico. The fruit, cookies and creamy filling mixture give it a delicious and unique flavor and texture. You can find the cookies in the Mexican foods section of your local grocery store.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, cream cheese, and lime juice in a blender until sauce is creamy. Pour sauce into a bowl.

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  • Dip enough Maria cookies to cover the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking dish in the creamy lime sauce. Spread a layer of fruit cocktail over the cookies. Dip and layer a second layer of Maria cookies over the fruit cocktail. Continue dipping and layering cookies and fruit cocktail until the last layer of cookies is about 1 inch from the top of pan. Spread peaches over the dessert.

  • Cover dessert with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

407.1 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 63.7g 21% DV; fat 14.5g 22% DV; cholesterol 35mg 12% DV; sodium 239.4mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
I just love this cookie cake, the texture is very soft, I used 2 cans of fruit , I didn't put a lot of fruit between the layers, I also used strawberries instead of the canned peaches, since they are on season and very delicious, I drizzled the strawberries with some melted nutella just to make it look more delicious than already is. My tip to make it faster is , don't dip every cookie in the mixture it will take a long time, first put a layer of the creamy sauce then a layer of cookies, then some fruit , then again the sauce , cookies, fruit until you are done, try to finish with a layer of Marias cookies, that way is easier to decorate. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2013
The end product was very good. The recipe needs some editing... I was unable to find a 20 oz package of the Galletas Marias so based on the recipe I bought four 6 oz packages. I have two entire packages left. I used 12 oz of cookies exactly. The other issue I had was making several layers in a 9x13 inch dish with one 15 oz can of fruit cocktail. I used a rectangular Rubbermaid container which I believe is a bit smaller than the one called for and a single 14.5 oz can of fruit cocktail only made a single layer. I ended up using four cans of fruit cocktail using one can for each layer. I also sliced my peaches in half to get them to sort of cover the top - leaving open spaces between. You could easily use 2-3 cans of peaches. After making 5 layers of the dipped cookies I had just a few tablespoonfuls of the sauce left which I drizzled over the top layer before puting the peaches on top. Everyone who tried this complimented me on it (= Read More
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4 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2013
The end product was very good. The recipe needs some editing... I was unable to find a 20 oz package of the Galletas Marias so based on the recipe I bought four 6 oz packages. I have two entire packages left. I used 12 oz of cookies exactly. The other issue I had was making several layers in a 9x13 inch dish with one 15 oz can of fruit cocktail. I used a rectangular Rubbermaid container which I believe is a bit smaller than the one called for and a single 14.5 oz can of fruit cocktail only made a single layer. I ended up using four cans of fruit cocktail using one can for each layer. I also sliced my peaches in half to get them to sort of cover the top - leaving open spaces between. You could easily use 2-3 cans of peaches. After making 5 layers of the dipped cookies I had just a few tablespoonfuls of the sauce left which I drizzled over the top layer before puting the peaches on top. Everyone who tried this complimented me on it (= Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2012
this used to be my favorite dessert when I was a kid. I totally forgot about it I can't wait to try it and give it to my kids. My mom only used peaches but I will give the fruit cocktail a try. We call it "Carlota" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2015
I just love this cookie cake, the texture is very soft, I used 2 cans of fruit , I didn't put a lot of fruit between the layers, I also used strawberries instead of the canned peaches, since they are on season and very delicious, I drizzled the strawberries with some melted nutella just to make it look more delicious than already is. My tip to make it faster is , don't dip every cookie in the mixture it will take a long time, first put a layer of the creamy sauce then a layer of cookies, then some fruit , then again the sauce , cookies, fruit until you are done, try to finish with a layer of Marias cookies, that way is easier to decorate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2015
I made this almost exactly used 1 Can of mixed fruit and 1 of crushed pineapple and 1 fresh minced mango. It came out great but too sweet for my taste next one I'll be using 1/2 if the sweet milk. I used a glass 8 13 Pan and 3 packs of 4.5 oz cookies. Read More