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The Cookie, or Big Cookie, refers to the cookie on the top left side of the screen. Clicking it produces cookies. The cookies produced this way count as "hand-made cookies," which are recorded on the stats screen and the number of which are important for unlocking certain achievements and upgrades. The number of clicks on the cookie is also recorded.

When the cookie is clicked, it momentarily decreases slightly in size, produces a small cookie particle effect (as of v.1.0411; as of v.2.002, the particle effect features a random assortment of every cookie upgrade the player has bought instead of simply smaller copies of the chocolate chunk Big Cookie), and displays a number that fades away while floating up to the top of the screen, indicating how many cookies the player earns from clicking the cookie. These can be disabled in the settings.

Starting the Game

When the players start the game, they have no cookies. The player must click the big cookie to gain more cookies, or wait until a Golden Cookie appears (recommended to get the no-click achievements). Once the player has accumulated enough cookies, they can buy buildings and upgrades, which help the player gain cookies without clicking.

Mid-Game and Late-Game

During mid-game to late-game, the player should have many buildings and upgrades allowing them to obtain cookies quickly, which makes clicking the Big Cookie seem obsolete unless you have Click Frenzy or the Dragonflight aura active. However, mid-game, with all clicking upgrades, you can gain about 10-13% of your CpS per click. With moderately fast constant clicking, the player can effectively at least double their cookie production.

Cookie-Clicking Value

Clicking the big cookie initially gives you 1 cookie per click (CpC). A number of upgrades increase this value, processed in the following order:  

  1. The Reinforced index finger, Carpal tunnel prevention cream and Ambidextrous Upgrades each double the click value (bringing the total to 8 CpC).  
  2. The bonuses from Clicking upgrades, Fortune Cookie Upgrade #104, and the remaining cursor upgrades (Thousand fingers,...) are added to the CpC. 
  3. All other multipliers that affect the CpC:
    1. Santa's helpers increases the click value by 10% (multiplier of 1.1).
    2. Cookie egg increases the click value by 10% (multiplier of 1.1).
    3. The Heavenly Upgrade Halo Gloves increases the click value by 10% (multiplier of 1.1).
    4. Aura gloves and Luminous gloves increase the click value by 5% per Cursor level, maxed at level 20 Cursor (multiplier of 2).
    5. Krumblor's Dragon claw increase the click value by 3% (multiplier of 1.03).
    6. Two of Krumblor's Auras directly increase the click value. Dragon Cursor increases the click value by 5% (1.05), Reality Bending by 0.5% (1.005), and with both active, they increase click value by 5.5% (1.055).
    7. Golden Cookie outcome Click Frenzy multiplies CpC by 777.
    8. Golden Cookie outcome Dragonflight multiplies CpC by 1111 (1222.1 if Dragon fang is purchased). Dragonflight requires the Dragonflight and/or Reality Bending Auras to be active.
    9. Muridal, Spirit of Labor multiplies CpC by 1.15/1.1/1.05 (Diamond/Ruby/Jade), but also multiplies CpS by 0.97/0.98/0.99, which affects the amount of cookies gained from the mouse upgrades. Because of this, it is not included in the max CpS calculation below.
    10. Godzamok, Spirit of Ruin multiplies CpC by 1.01/1.005/1.0025 (Diamond/Ruby/Jade) for 10 seconds, depending on the numbers of buildings sold. Because of the impracticality of it (for the most part), it is not included in the max CpS calculation below.
  4. The Wrath Cookie outcome Cursed Finger sets CpS to 0 for ten seconds, but each click is worth an amount equal to ten seconds of normal (unwithered) production. The other CpC upgrades have no effect on Cursed Finger CpC.

Max CpC = (23 + (N - C) × 6,400,000,000 + CpS × 0.14) × 1.13 × 2 × 1.03 × 1.055 Money.png/click
N – total number of buildings;
C – number of Cursors;
CpS - cookies per second.


Tiered Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Arrow Plain v15.png Plastic mouse 1,000 hand-made cookies Money.png 50,000 Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"Slightly squeaky."
Arrow Berrylium v15.png Iron mouse 100,000 hand-made cookies Money.png 5 million Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"Click like it's 1,349!"
Arrow Blueberrylium v15.png Titanium mouse 10 million hand-made cookies Money.png 500 million Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"Heavy, but powerful."
Arrow Chalcedhoney v15.png Adamantium mouse 1 billion hand-made cookies Money.png 50 billion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"You could cut diamond with these."
Arrow Buttergold v15.png Unobtainium mouse 100 billion hand-made cookies Money.png 5 trillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"These nice mice should suffice."
Arrow Sugarmuck v15.png Eludium mouse 10 trillion hand-made cookies Money.png 500 trillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS..
"I rodent do that if I were you."
Arrow Jetmint v15.png Wishalloy mouse 1 quadrillion hand-made cookies Money.png 50 quadrillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS..
"Clicking is fine and dandy, but don't smash your mouse over it. Get your game on. Go play."
Arrow Cherrysilver v15.png Fantasteel mouse 100 quadrillion hand-made cookies Money.png 5 quintillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS..
"You could be clicking using your touchpad and we'd be none the wiser."
Arrow Hazelrald v15.png Nevercrack mouse 10 quintillion hand-made cookies Money.png 500 quintillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS..
"How much beefier can you make a mouse until it's considered a rat?"
Armythril mouse.png Armythril mouse 1 sextillion hand-made cookies Money.png 50 sextillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS..
"This one takes about 53 people to push it around and another 48 to jump down on the button and trigger a click. You could say it's got some heft to it."
Technobsidian mouse.png Technobsidian mouse 100 sextillion hand-made cookies Money.png 5 septillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"A highly advanced mouse of sophisticated design. Only one thing on its mind : to click."
Alabascream mouse.png Plasmarble mouse 10 septillion hand-made cookies Money.png 500 septillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"A shifting blur in the corner of your eye, this mouse can trigger a flurry of clicks when grazed by even the slightest breeze."
Iridyum mouse.png Miraculite mouse 1 octillion hand-made cookies Money.png 50 octillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS
"Composed of a material that neither science nor philosophy is equipped to conceptualize. And boy, does it ever click."

Cursor Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
CursorNew.png Reinforced index finger Own 1 cursor Money.png 100 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"prod prod"
PinkCursorNew.png Carpal tunnel prevention cream Own 1 cursor Money.png 500 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"it... it hurts to click..."
CyanCursorNew.png Ambidextrous Own 10 cursors Money.png 10,000 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"Look ma, both hands!"
OrangeCursorNew.png Thousand fingers Own 25 cursors Money.png 100,000 The mouse and cursors gain +0.1 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
GoldCursorNew.png Million fingers Own 50 cursors Money.png 10 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 5.
RustedCursorNew.png Billion fingers Own 100 cursors Money.png 100 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 10.
BlackCursorNew.png Trillion fingers Own 150 cursors Money.png 1 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
SilverCursorNew.png Quadrillion fingers Own 200 cursors Money.png 10 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
GreenCursorNew.png Quintillion fingers Own 250 cursors Money.png 10 trillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"man, just go click click click click click, it’s real easy, man."
BlueCursorNew.png Sextillion fingers Own 300 cursors Money.png 10 quadrillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
things just
Astrofudge cursor.png Septillion fingers Own 350 cursors Money.png 10 quintillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"[cursory flavor text]"
Alabascream cursor.png Octillion fingers Own 400 cursors Money.png 10 sextillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20..
"Turns out you can quite put your finger on it."
Iridyum cursor.png Nonillion fingers Own 450 cursors Money.png 10 septillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"Only for the freakiest handshakes."

Miscellaneous Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Dragon claw.png Dragon claw Random drop from petting Krumblor Money.png 1800 x CpS
(x 0.1 if max
level dragon)
Clicks are +3% more powerful.
Cost scales with CpS, but 10 times cheaper with a fully-trained dragon.
"Will grow back in a few days' time.
A six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, from the middle toe. So you know, try to show a little respect."
Santa hat icon v15.png Santa's helpers Purchasing
"A festive hat" or evolving Santa
Money.png 2,525 × 3S Clicking is 10% more powerful.
Cost scales with Santa level.
"Some choose to help hamburger; some choose to help you.
To each their own, I guess."
Cookie egg v15.png Cookie egg "Rare" eggs (see Probabilities). Money.png 999 x 3E Clicking is 10% more powerful.
Cost scales with how many eggs you own.
"The shell appears to be chipped.
I wonder what's inside this one!"
Halo gloves.png Halo gloves
(heavenly upgrade)
"Starter kit" purchased MoneyHC.png 55,555 Clicks are 10% more powerful.
"Smite that cookie."
Aura gloves.png Aura gloves
(heavenly upgrade)
"Halo gloves" purchased MoneyHC.png 555.556 million Cursor levels boost clicks by 5% each (up to level 10)
"Try not to high-five anyone wearing these. You don't want that mess on your hands."
Luminous gloves.png Luminous gloves
(heavenly upgrade)
"Aura gloves" purchased MoneyHC.png 55.556 billion Aura gloves are now effective up to cursor level 20.
"These help power your clicks to absurd levels, but they're also quite handy when you want to light up darkness on your way back from Glove World."

Related Achievements

Clicking Achievements

The main achievements related to the big cookie are the ones for cookies baked through clicking.

Icon Name Description ID
Arrow Plain v15.png Clicktastic Make 1,000 cookies from clicking. 30
Arrow Berrylium v15.png Clickathlon Make 100,000 cookies from clicking. 31
Arrow Blueberrylium v15.png Clickolympics Make 10 million cookies from clicking. 32
Arrow Chalcedhoney v15.png Clickorama Make 1 billion cookies from clicking. 33
Arrow Buttergold v15.png Clickasmic Make 100 billion cookies from clicking. 100
Arrow Sugarmuck v15.png Clickageddon Make 10 trillion cookies from clicking. 145
Arrow Jetmint v15.png Clicknarok Make 1 quadrillion cookies from clicking. 146
Arrow Cherrysilver v15.png Clickastrophe Make 100 quadrillion cookies from clicking. 244
Arrow Hazelrald v15.png Clickataclysm Make 10 quintillion cookies from clicking. 245
Armythril mouse.png The ultimate clickdown Make 1 sextillion cookies from clicking.
"(of ultimate destiny.)"
Technobsidian mouse.png All the other kids with the pumped up clicks Make 100 sextillion cookies from clicking. 376
Alabascream mouse.png Make 10 septillion cookies from clicking. 377
Iridyum mouse.png Clickety split Make 1 octillion cookies from clicking. 473

Miscellaneous Achievements

Additionally, there are four miscellaneous achievements related to the big cookie, one of which being a shadow achievement.

Icon Name Description ID
Plain milk.png Cookie-dunker [note 1] Dunk the cookie.
"You did it!"
Arrow special v15.png Neverclick [note 2] Make 1 million cookies by only having clicked 15 times. 29
Arrow special v15.png Uncanny clicker Click really, really fast.
"Well I'll be!"
Arrow special v15.png True Neverclick [note 2]
(shadow achievement)
Make 1 million cookies with no cookie clicks.
"This kinda defeats the whole purpose, doesn't it?"
  1. You can easily get the "Cookie-dunker" achievement by re-sizing the browser window (display of Milk does not need to be enabled in the Options, but at least 12% Milk, gained by earning 3 achievements, is required).
  2. 2.0 2.1 These achievements can only be obtained before ascending for the first time (or after ascending without gaining anything) or in Challenge Mode.

Grandma Cookie

The "imperfect" Big Cookie with the grandma face on it.

It is possible to turn the cookie into a cookie with a grandma face on it by copying this code into the console:


To remove it without refreshing the page, use this code.



Orteil's head fades away after appearing due to a click.

  • In the game's coding, the Big Cookie is referred to as the "perfectCookie", and the "Grandma Cookie" is referred to as the "imperfectCookie"
  • During ascension, the Big Cookie explodes and then is reincarnated afterwards.
  • There is a 1/10,000 chance that when clicking on the Big Cookie, Orteil's head will appear instead of a random cookie type. If you name yourself "Ortiel" [sic], it is guaranteed to show up.
  • The "The ultimate clickdown" upgrade is a reference to the song "The ultimate showdown" by Neil Cicierega (Lemon Demon) released in 2005.
  • The "All the other kids with their pumped up clicks" upgrade is a reference to the song "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People released in 2010.
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