Monday, February 29, 2016

Lime Cookie Dessert

This dessert is very easy to make and it's delicious!  Perfect combination of sweet and sour.  
You will need two packages of "galletas Marias" (Marias cookies) for this recipe.  You will find these cookies in the Latin aisle of your local super market (although I have also found them in the cookie aisle).  You can buy the individual packages, or buy them like I did in this 4-pack below. 

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 pkg cream cheese (you can add the whole pkg if you want), softened
8 tbsp lime juice (about 3 1/2 limes)
2 pkgs galletas Marias (Marias cookies)

With a blender, blend the milks, the cream cheese and lime juice until smooth and creamy.  Maybe start out with 5 tablespoons of lime juice and try it.  It's really up to you how much lime juice you want to add.  The lime juice will cut the sweetness and bring that tart flavor to your dessert.  I found 8 tablespoons of lime juice to be perfect to my liking.  Place a layer of Maria's cookies on an 8x8 baking dish.  I broke some cookies in half and quarters to try and fill the larger gaps.
 Pour a small layer of your milk and lime cream over the cookies.
 Continue layering, alternating between the cream and cookies.
Finish with a layer of cream at the top.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two to three hours before serving.  Enjoy!