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Buff Bake Birthday Cake Cookie

I love it when a birthday cake-themed foods are colorful, mixed with sprinkles, and come with a generous amount of frosting on top. The birthday cake buffbake cookie is another dense, puffy cake-like flavor. It had a slightly dry flavor (wasn’t as moist as snickerdoodle), but the frosting on top helped to some extent 😀🍰🍪

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High-Protein Cookies that Can Be Enjoyed Any Time of Day

It should be no surprise that people are trying to get their nutrients wherever they can these days. From various waters and beverages to pasta and cereals, protein, fiber, and various antioxidants are being loaded into every food you can imagine. So why not in cookies? The founders of Buff Bake asked themselves the same thing and is why they now have a line of protein-packed cookies that will help fill you up and satisfy sweet cravings without weighing you down!

At Buff Bake, they have made it their mission to help people “find the balance of where FUN meets FUNCTION. (Their) clean ingredients, including Hormone Free Whey Protein, help you step up your snacking game while doing what’s right for your body. With a whole line of soft-baked Protein-packed Cookies, as well as snack-sized, crunchy Sandwich Cookies, these gluten-free, high-protein snacks are made will all-natural ingredients and come in tons of yummy flavors to help curb all your sweet and sugary cravings in a much healthier way.

Protein Cookies

With 16g of protein per [full] cookie, these gluten-free, high-fiber, all-natural, protein-packed treats are a great alternative to your high-calorie, a low-nutrient cookie that most people are used to snacking on. Available in 6 flavors, including Birthday Cake, Chocolate Donut, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Classic Chocolate Chip, and White Chocolate Peanut Butter, if you’re looking for a healthier cookie alternative, these soft-baked cookies just may be it!


Please be aware though that each giant cookie contains 2-servings, so you’ll want to double all the nutrients on the back if you plan on eating the whole thing – which means you’ll be eating quite a bit of sugar if that’s what you’re going to do…


Buff Bake was founded in February of 2014, in Newport Beach, CA by cousins Ashley and Brittany Boeckle. On a mission to create a line of protein-enhanced Nut Butters & Cookies, their goal as a brand was to develop products that supported their interests in being fit and eating healthy.

What started out at the local farmers’ market has since developed into a worldwide-distributed brand. With multiple flavors and lines to choose from, Buff Bake doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Buff Bake is all about finding the balance of “where FUN meets FUNCTION”. Made with clean ingredients, including Hormone-Free Whey Protein, they will help you step up your snacking game while doing something better for your body.

Gluten-free, all-natural and made without the use of any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, if you are looking for a healthier cookie alternative, Buff Bake may just be it! Available in a wide variety of flavors, as well as both crunchy and soft assortments, if you don’t mind eating whey, then these protein-packed cookies are worth giving a shot.

And while eating a whole cookie will definitely up your sugar grams count for the day, if you go with the ½ a cookie (serving-size) for the Original Protein Cookie, or maybe just 1 or 2 of the littler Sandwich Cookies, than you really don’t have too much to worry about. Plus, you’ll be getting a healthy dose of protein in both options, as well as a good amount of fiber (if you choose the Original Protein Cookie variety).

Looking for a gluten-free, protein-packed cookie that will satisfy your sweet tooth while not devastating your waistline? Then try the products by Buff Bake. Because it’s those small steps that make healthy living a lifestyle – so why not take one today?!


What’s in Buff Bake Cookies? And Are They Healthy?

There are a few things to really watch out for and be aware of when you are dealing with protein cookies. Many times, these cookies won’t, in fact, be all that healthy at all. They will often have TONS of sugar. Or all sorts of oils and fats to keep them moist.

The macros of Buff Bake cookie aren’t all that bad, comparatively speaking. They are better than Lenny & Larry, yet not quite as good as The Protein Cookie Company. Here are the macros:

Calories: 310,Total Fat: 13g , Saturated Fat: 5g,Cholesterol: 60mg , Sodium: 140mg,Total Carb: 39g, Dietary Fiber: 14g, Sugars: 17g, Protein: 16g

That’s not GREAT, but, I guess it could be worse. I don’t love how much-saturated fat is in here…and I really don’t like the sugar content at 17 grams. But. I guess to some extent sugar is just unavoidable. You’re going to get some sugar in there no matter what or else it will taste terrible.

Let’s look at the ingredients list now and see what we can see. Using the Classic Chocolate Chip as an example- here is the ingredients list:

Ingredients: Whey Protein Concentrate, tapioca fiber, chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened cocoa butter, dextrose, soy lecithin, vanilla), Whole grain oat flour, whole eggs, organic cane sugar, vegetable glycerin, almond butter, honey, vegan coconut oil, coconut flour, natural flavors, lecithin, salt, baking soda.

QUITE the list. But to be honest with you, nothing on there that really turns me off too bad. I really enjoy the fact that Buff Bake strayed away from artificial ingredients and preservatives. It makes me feel better eating these protein cookies knowing that for the most part, these are very clean ingredients. The macros aren’t perfect, but the ingredients are nice and clean. Let’s talk packaging now.


Buff Bake Protein Cookies Look Cute!

Buff Bake has always had a nice look to them. Their Buff Bake Nut butters all have really cute, fun designs, unique to each flavor. They brought that same playful branding and packaging to their protein cookies. I love how the colors match up with the flavors. Pinks and blues for birthday cake protein cookies, browns for double chocolate, oranges for the peanut butter, and so on and so forth. Buff Bake is a great NAME, to begin with, and they reinforce the quality of their product with their exceptional branding. But I know this has been a long Buff Bake Cookie review– let’s wrap this up before you start falling asleep on me!


I think I have to give Buff Bake an 8.7 out of 10 overall for their final score. I think the packaging is on point. The macros and nutrition, while a TINY bit dense calorically and in terms of sugar, are not so bad- at least all those calories are coming from natural ingredients. But what I really wish they had found a way to do was make the dang things TASTE better. The white chocolate peanut butter is good, as is the double chocolate, but really there is a drop off that makes me hesitant to really give you guys the green light on Buff Bake Cookies, because the fact of the matter is that many of their flavors just aren’t worth the calories.*

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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.

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