Lady Finger cookies are light, crunchy cookies with a subtle sweetness. Ladyfingers are perfect for snacking with coffee or putting into ladyfinger desserts!
Keyword Homemade Lady Fingers, Lady Fingers, Lady fingers recipe, Ladyfinger
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Total Time 42minutes
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
1/2teaspoonvanilla bean pasteor vanilla extract
1cupall-purpose flournot packed, filled light with spoon
1/2cuppowdered sugarfor dusting
Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the eggs, sugar, and salt. Whisk together. In a small pot, add about 3 inches of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Place the stand mixer bowl on top of the pot, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water to form a double boiler.
Constantly whisk the egg mixture making sure to scrape the bottom and sides constantly. Continue to do this until egg mixture reaches 165°F degrees. This can take 5-15 minutes. Transfer bowl to the stand mixer base fitted with the whisk attachment.
Add the vanilla. Whip on high for 5 minutes or until mixture quadruples in size and forms medium peaks. You know it is ready when a dollop of the mixture will keep its shape for a couple seconds before melting back into the batter.
Sift the flour and cornstarch and fold in by hand. You just want the dry ingredients mixed in enough so you do not see any dry patches do not over mix.
Pour batter into a piping bag fitted with a 1/2 inch tip. To make this easier, place the piping bag into a tall glass and pour the batter into the bag that way. Line sheet tray with parchment paper, you will probably need two trays for this. Pipe cookies about 1 by 3 inches and 1 inch apart. The batter will spread slightly.
Generously sift powdered sugar over the cookies, don't worry, any sugar that is not on top of the cookies will not burn. Bake for 12 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool slightly on the tray for 2 minutes. Using a turner, transfer the cookies to a wired rack to cool completely.
These can be frozen, read my storing tips above.
Vanilla bean paste can be hard to find, you can swap out with regular vanilla for this recipe.
Make sure you constantly whisk your egg mixture, this will keep it from overcooking.
Make sure you do not over mix the batter of this recipe, it will dry them out, gently fold in until you see no more dry patches.
If you do not own a piping tip, just cut off the tip of your bag so they can reach the 1" wide thickness.
These will spread slightly while cooking, this is normal.
Do not worry about dusting more powdered sugar on the pan, this will not burn.
Lady Finger Cookies Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/ladyfinger-cookies/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.