Savoiardi - Lady Fingers

These cookies - donuts are some of the best desserts out there. Here's how to make them yourself:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sifted flour

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbs. almond extract
  • Pinch of salt

Beat sugar and eggs until thoroughly blended and cream colored. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder; sift slowly into egg mixture. Keep beating until smooth, creamy consistently is obtained. (Use an electric mixer is advisable since it reduces work and will produce a smoother batter.)

Butter cookie pans generously and sprinkle with a little flour. Drop batter by spoonfuls, shaping it about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Place about 1 ½ inches apart, as they spread when baking. Bake in a medium oven about 10 minutes or until light brown.

Enough for 3 dozen, depending upon size and shape.