The Cookie, or Big Cookie, refers to the cookie on the top left side of the screen and the (possible) main protagonist of Cookie Clicker Classic and the 1.0 Update.

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 earned from clicking the cookie. These can be disabled in the settings.

Starting the GameEdit

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 could help the player gain cookies without clicking. 

Mid-Game and Late-GameEdit

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.  

Cookie-Clicking ValueEdit

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

  1. First, Reinforced index finger adds +1 to the click value. 
  2. Then, Carpal tunnel prevention cream and Ambidextrous each double the click value (separately, so having both of them multiplies your total by 4). 
  3. Then, the bonuses from Thousand fingers/etc and Plastic mouse/etc are added to the click value. 
  4. Then, Santa's helpers increases the click value by 10% (multiplies it by 1.1). 
  5. Then, Cookie egg increases the click value by 10% (multiplies it by 1.1). 
  6. The Halo Gloves Prestige Upgrade increases the click value by another 10% (multiplies it by 1.1). 
  7. If in a Click Frenzy, which can be a possible result of clicking a Golden cookie, the click value is multiplied by 777. Or if in a Dragonflight, which can be a possible result of clicking a golden cookie while having the Dragonflight Aura active, the click value is multiplied by 1111.  

Related AchievementsEdit

Clicking AchievementsEdit

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

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

Clicking ChallengesEdit

Additionally, there are two challenging normal achievements, as well as a challenging shadow achievement.

Icon Name Description ID 
Arrow special v15 Neverclick [note 1] Make 1 million cookies by only having clicked 15 times. 29
Arrow special v15 Uncanny clicker Click really, really fast.
"Well I'll be!"
Icon Name Description ID
Arrow special v15 True Neverclick [note 1] Make 1 million cookies with no cookie clicks.
"This kinda defeats the whole purpose, doesn't it?"
  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.

Grandma CookieEdit


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.



  • In the game's coding, the Big Cookie is referred to as the "Perfect Cookie", and the "Grandma Cookie" is referred to as the "Imperfect Cookie"
  • Clicking right outside the Big Cookie will still count as a cookie click, as it is still in the "boundbox".
  • During ascension, the Big Cookie explodes and then is reincarnated afterwards.
  • The achievement "All the other kids with the pumped up clicks" is a reference to the famous song "Pumped Up Kicks" by American pop band, Foster The People. 
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