Lady Finger (cookie)
Ladyfingers are made from a sponge cake batter where the egg yolks and sugar are beaten together until thick, to which vanilla extract, sifted flour and beaten egg whites are folded in. The batter is then piped into long finger-shaped cookies which are dusted with sugar before baking to give them a crisp sweet crust. The batter contains more flour than most sponge recipes to make it thick enough to pipe. Although these delicate sponge cookies can be eaten on their own as a petit four or as an accompaniment to ice creams.