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Lemon lady fingers baked on parchment paper.
Lemon Lady Fingers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
34 mins
Lady fingers can be difficult to find in stores, but honestly, once you've tasted your own homemade lady fingers, you'll never even want to buy a package of them again.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Biscuits, Christmas Cookies, sponge cake, lady fingers, Savoiardi
Servings: 20 ladyfingers
Calories: 44 kcal
  • 3 large eggs 155g, separated
  • ½ cup sugar divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon finely grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Powdered sugar
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350˚F
  2. Place the egg yolks and 5 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale yellow in color, thick and tripled in volume. Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest and set the yolks aside.
  3. Place the egg whites in a separate clean bowl and beat to soft peak stage. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and continue to beat until the whites hold stiff peaks.
  4. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolks gently.
  5. Sift the flour and cornstarch over the top and fold the mixture together gently until no streaks of white remain. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a ½-inch plain round tip, or to a zipper sealable plastic bag. If using a plastic bag, snip the tip off so that there is a hole with a ½-inch diameter at the bottom corner.
  6. Secure a piece of parchment paper to a baking sheet with a little softened butter in each corner. Pipe the batter into 4-inch logs, spacing them about an inch apart. Sift powdered sugar over the top of all the logs.
  7. Transfer the sheet to the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they are a light golden color. Remove the pan from the oven and remove the lady fingers from the baking sheet right away. Let them cool on a cooling rack so they don’t over-brown on the bottom. Sift more powdered sugar on top if desired.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days or freeze for longer.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Lady Fingers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 44 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 36IU1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.