I wanted to send a gift of Solvang butter cookies to a friend back east when another friend and I visited Solvang this past weekend, so we went bakery hopping in search of the best butter cookie and decided The Solvang Bakery had the best. (Hey, it was a tough job, but someone had to do it!)
After placing the cookie order, we each got goodies for ourselves. I had the chocolate eclair. It was to die for! Huge and filled with a creamy smooth custard and topped with a fine chocolate frosting, it was more than enough to share. My friend picked out a chocolate rum thing, which was chocolate ganache with rum on a long cookie and topped with a hard chocolate shell. The deserts were the perfect ending to our day. I also brought home a couple of Danish waffles - long puff pastry filled with raspberry jam and buttercream. These are a favorite of mine and found all over Solvang. The ones from the Solvang Bakery were amongst the best I've ever eaten.
We also found the selection at the Solvang Bakery the best in town. It was almost impossible to pick just a couple of things and walk away. You want everything you see!