Chocolate Lady Fingers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie tray cookbook. I was given this book because I have been looking for a chocolate lady finger to go with my chocolate mousse recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar on high speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks, vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until thick.
  5. Stir in flour, cocoa, using a rubber spatula.
  6. GENTLY fold egg whites into flour mixture.
  7. Fill a pastry bag with a plain open tip with cookie batter.
  8. Pipe batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, making 3 inch ladyfingers.
  9. Space cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  10. Bake immediately for 10- 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  11. Remove cookie sheet from oven.
  12. Cool cookies on parchment paper.
  13. When cool, use a metal spatula to carefully remove ladyfingers from the parchment.
  14. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container to retain softness.


Most Helpful

I made these for an eclair cake recipe. They were a bit difficult to make, next time I might just buy them if possible. I think the suggestion to cook at a lower temp for shorter time might have helped. I didnt read the other review...if I were to try this again, I would try cooking lower temp. Thanks for the recipe.

Glynn December 27, 2007

This is yummy! I made these today and my house smells like a bakery! These taste heavenly. I omitted the cream of tartar since I don't use it and don't get it here in Oman as well. I used 1 tbsp. of Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate Powder when I added the cocoa powder and it is now even more yummy! I preheated the oven to 200C and baked these at 180C for 17 minutes. Love this recipe :) Thanks and hugs for posting!

Charishma_Ramchandani February 05, 2005

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