Lady Fingers Recipe

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Lady Fingers are Italian piped sponge cake cookies. They are named from their appearance which reminds delicate fingers of a lady. Lady Fingers are also known as Savoiardi cookies.  I like to use these cookies in many desserts, and I am sharing this lady fingers recipe with you. I make lady fingers gluten-free when I use them for macarons and gluten-free desserts. All-purpose flour will work for this recipe as well. 

cookies in the shape of long fingers on the table.

What are Lady Fingers?

Egg white and egg yolks are whipped separately and folded together. Dry ingredients folded in piped onto a baking sheet and baked until golden around the edges. 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Lady Fingers are so delicious on their own and can be added to the Holiday Cookie Box.
  • Can be used in many desserts like Tiramisu cake or Tiramisu Macarons.
  • You can sandwich Lady Fingers with jam, ganache, or lemon curd and serve.
  • These cookies are gluten-free.

Ingredients note

How to make this recipe

Preheat oven to 400oF (205oC). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Fit large pipping bag with round pipping tip. Sift flour, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.  

Place egg whites in bowl of stand mixer beat for 1-2 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Beat until stiff and glossy. 

In another mixing bowl beat egg yolks and remaining sugar until pale in color. Fold half the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Fold in flour, and then add the remaining egg whites. Be very gentle when folding ingredients together. Stir until ladyfinger butter is completely combined but do not overdo it. 

Tip from Marina: overmixing the batter will cause lady fingers to deflate and you will have flat cookies. 

Transfer mixture into pipping bag. Pipe on prepared baking sheet 4” lines, leaving 2” of space between sponge cookies. 

Bake lady fingers at 400oF (205oC) for 10-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. 

Recipe FAQs

How to store Lady Fingers?

Lady Fingers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Can I freeze Lady Fingers?

I do not recommend freezing Lady Fingers, as they may become soggy. It is always the best to make them fresh. 

cookies shaped as lady fingers in the glass bowl.

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lady fingers recipe

Lady Fingers Recipe

Marina
Lady Fingers also known as Savoiardi cookies.  I like to use these cookies in many desserts, and I am sharing this lady fingers recipe with you.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 30 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup gluten free flour
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400oF (205oC).
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Fit large pipping bag with round pipping tip.
  • Sift flour, corn starch and pinch of salt. Set aside.  
  • Place egg whites in bowl of stand mixer beat for 1-2 minutes, add 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Beat until stiff and glossy. 
  • In another mixing bowl beat egg yolks and remaining sugar until pale in color.
  • Fold half the egg whites into egg yolk mixture.
  • Fold in flour, and then add remining egg whites. Be very gentle when folding ingredients together. Stir until ladyfinger butter is completely combined but do not overdo it. 
  • Transfer mixture into pipping bag. Pipe on prepared baking sheet 4” lines, leaving 2” of space between sponge cookies. 
  • Bake the lady finger for 10-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. 

Notes

Overmixing the batter will cause Lady Fingers to deflate and you will have flat cookies. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 24IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.2mg
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