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Golden, sweet, and delicate Homemade Ladyfingers.
Homemade Ladyfingers Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Add Ladyfingers to your baking repertoire with my simple, 3-part ladyfinger recipe — these meringue cookies are ideal for tiramisu, trifles, and more.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 3 large eggs & 1 egg white* (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) all-purpose flour
  • powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
  • Pinch of salt if liked.
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) then line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

  2. Separate the eggs, placing the yolks in a large bowl and the whites in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.

  3. Using a large whisk or hand mixer, whip the egg yolks with 1/4 cup of the sugar, until pale and fluffy, then beat in the vanilla. Set aside.

  4. Whip the egg whites on medium-high speed, until fluffy. Once light and fluffy add the other 1/4 cup of the sugar in a slow and steady stream while whipping. Continue to whip until the whites hold stiff peaks.

  5. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold in the whipped whites, taking care not to deflate all of the air you have incorporated.

  6. Once the egg white mixture and yolk mixture are almost combined sift the flour, and a pinch of salt if liked, over the batter.

  7. Continue to gently fold until all of the flour is incorporated.

  8. Fill a large piping bag with the batter and pipe the batter in 3 1/2 inch long lines about 1 inch apart.

  9. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until just beginning to turn golden around the edges.

  10. Allow cooling fully before storing in an airtight container. The ladyfinger will keep 3 days in an airtight container. They can also be frozen for up to 8 weeks. 

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Recipe Notes

If you want your ladyfingers to be egg-free, get my Egg-Free Ladyfingers recipe.