Pastel Galletas (Cookie Cake) Recipe -
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Pastel Galletas (Cookie Cake)

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"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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  • PREP

    15 mins

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Blend sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, cream cheese, and lime juice in a blender until sauce is creamy. Pour sauce into a bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover dessert with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight before serving.
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Apr 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 (=

Sep 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"


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Mar 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.


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  • Calories
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.7 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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