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Cookies per Click or CpC is a major element in Cookie Clicker. You start off with one cookie per click when clicking the big cookie, so 15 clicks lets you buy a cursor. Each cursor upgrade upgrades Cookies per Click.

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

During mid-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. They can be obtained by getting the corresponding tier of achievement. With moderately fast constant clicking, the player can effectively at least double their cookie production.

Late-Game

During the late-game, the cookie production dramatically slows down because buildings and upgrades require days' worth of cookies to purchase. The cost of buildings will only further increase as their efficiency will continue to remain the same. During this phase of the game players can choose to maximise their idling by leaving their game on with the Golden Switch and Shimmering Veil. However, active play styles are the most efficient late game because of Golden Cookies. Golden Cookies appear around every 2 minutes and can provide buffs to cookie production. By strategically stacking buffs like Click Frenzy and Building Special, a player can make a very large sum of cookies in a few minutes.

Cookie-Clicking Value

A number of upgrades increase base value of 1 CpC, 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) × 3,200,000,000,000 + CpS × 0.15) × 1.13 × 2 × 1.03 × 1.055 Money.png/click

Where:
N – total number of buildings;
C – number of Cursors;
CpS - cookies per second.

Upgrades

Clicking Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Plain mouse.png Plastic mouse 1,000 hand-made cookies Money.png 50,000 Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"Slightly squeaky."
75
Berrylium mouse.png Iron mouse 100,000 hand-made cookies Money.png 5 million Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"Click like it's 1,349!"
76
Blueberrylium mouse.png Titanium mouse 10 million hand-made cookies Money.png 500 million Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"Heavy, but powerful."
77
Chalcedhoney mouse.png Adamantium mouse 1 billion hand-made cookies Money.png 50 billion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"You could cut diamond with these."
78
Buttergold mouse.png Unobtainium mouse 100 billion hand-made cookies Money.png 5 trillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"These nice mice should suffice."
119
Sugarmuck mouse.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."
190
Jetmint mouse.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."
191
Cherrysilver mouse.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."
366
Hazelrald mouse.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?"
367
Mooncandy 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."
427
Astrofudge 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."
460
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."
461
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."
661
Glucosmium mouse.png Aetherice mouse 100 octillion hand-made cookies Money.png 5 nonillion Clicking gains +1% of your CpS
"Made from a substance impossible to manufacture, only obtained through natural happenstance; its properties bewilder even the most precise measuring instruments."
765
Fortune mouse.png Fortune #104 Random fortune from news ticker Money.png 86,400 x CpS
(Max: 7.778 duodecillion)
Clicking gains +1% of your CpS.
"Remember to stay in touch."
642

Cursor Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Plain cursor.png Reinforced index finger Own 1 cursor Money.png 100 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"prod prod"
0
Berrylium cursor.png Carpal tunnel prevention cream Own 1 cursor Money.png 500 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"it... it hurts to click..."
1
Blueberrylium cursor.png Ambidextrous Own 10 cursors Money.png 10,000 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"Look ma, both hands!"
2
Chalcedhoney cursor.png Thousand fingers Own 25 cursors Money.png 100,000 The mouse and cursors gain +0.1 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
"clickity"
3
Buttergold cursor.png Million fingers Own 50 cursors Money.png 10 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 5.
"clickityclickity"
4
Sugarmuck cursor.png Billion fingers Own 100 cursors Money.png 100 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 10.
"clickityclickityclickity"
5
Jetmint cursor.png Trillion fingers Own 150 cursors Money.png 1 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"clickityclickityclickityclickity"
6
Cherrysilver cursor.png Quadrillion fingers Own 200 cursors Money.png 10 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"clickityclickityclickityclickityclick"
43
Hazelrald cursor.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."
82
Mooncandy cursor.png Sextillion fingers Own 300 cursors Money.png 10 quadrillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"sometimes
things just
click"
109
Astrofudge cursor.png Septillion fingers Own 350 cursors Money.png 10 quintillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"[cursory flavor text]"
188
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."
189
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."
660
Glucosmium cursor.png Decillion fingers Own 500 Cursors Money.png 10 octillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"If you still can't quite put your finger on it, you must not be trying very hard."
764

Miscellaneous Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Dragon claw.png Dragon claw Random drop from petting Krumblor Money.png 1,800 x CpS
(x0.1 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."
649
A festive hat.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."
164
Cookie egg.png Cookie egg "Rare" egg
(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!"
225
Halo gloves.png Halo gloves
(heavenly upgrade)
"Starter kit" purchased MoneyHC.png 55,555 Clicks are 10% more powerful.
"Smite that cookie."
290
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."
719
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."
720
Unshackled cursor.png Unshackled cursors
(heavenly upgrade)
"Unshackled flavor" purchased MoneyHC.png 15 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 25.
"These hands tell a story."
768

Achievements

Clicking Achievements

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

Icon Name Description ID
Plain mouse.png Clicktastic Make 1,000 cookies from clicking. 30
Berrylium mouse.png Clickathlon Make 100,000 cookies from clicking. 31
Blueberrylium mouse.png Clickolympics Make 10 million cookies from clicking. 32
Chalcedhoney mouse.png Clickorama Make 1 billion cookies from clicking. 33
Buttergold mouse.png Clickasmic Make 100 billion cookies from clicking. 100
Sugarmuck mouse.png Clickageddon Make 10 trillion cookies from clicking. 145
Jetmint mouse.png Clicknarok Make 1 quadrillion cookies from clicking. 146
Cherrysilver mouse.png Clickastrophe Make 100 quadrillion cookies from clicking. 244
Hazelrald mouse.png Clickataclysm Make 10 quintillion cookies from clicking. 245
Mooncandy mouse.png The ultimate clickdown Make 1 sextillion cookies from clicking.
"(of ultimate destiny.)"
337
Astrofudge mouse.png All the other kids with the pumped up clicks Make 100 sextillion cookies from clicking. 376
Alabascream mouse.png One...more...click... Make 10 septillion cookies from clicking. 377
Iridyum mouse.png Clickety split Make 1 octillion cookies from clicking. 473
Glucosmium mouse.png Ain't that a click in the head Make 100 octillion cookies from clicking. 574

Miscellaneous Achievements

Icon Name Description ID
Shadow mouse.png Neverclick [note 1] Make 1 million cookies by only having clicked 15 times. 29
Shadow mouse.png Uncanny clicker Click really, really fast.
"Well I'll be!"
71
Shadow mouse.png True Neverclick [note 1]
(shadow achievement)
Make 1 million cookies with no cookie clicks.
"This kinda defeats the whole purpose, doesn't it?"
78
  1. 1.0 1.1 These achievements can only be obtained before ascending for the first time (or after ascending without gaining anything) or in Challenge Mode.

Trivia

  • Cookies per click can never go below zero.

References

  • 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.
Cookie Clicker game mechanics
Cookies Cookie ClickerClickingBuildings
General AchievementsCpSMilkGolden CookiesNews TickerOptionsCheatingSugar LumpsCookies Per Click
Upgrades Upgrades overview
Multipliers: Flavored CookiesKittens
Research: GrandmapocalypseWrath CookiesWrinklersShiny wrinklers
Ascension AscensionHeavenly ChipsChallenge Mode
Seasons Seasons overview
Valentine's DayBusiness DayEasterHalloweenChristmas
Minigames Minigames overview
GardenStock MarketPantheonGrimoire
Further reading Gameplay
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