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The Time Machine is the twelfth building in Cookie Clicker. It initially costs 14 trillion cookies. Its base Cps is 157 million per second.

Achievements Edit

Icon Name Description  ID
Time warp Have 1 time machine. 61
Alternate timeline Have 50 time machines. 62
Rewriting history Have 100 time machines. 63
Time duke Have 150 time machines. 121
Forever and ever Have 200 time machines. 156
Heat Death Have 250 time machines. 219
cookie clicker forever and forever a hundred years cookie clicker, all day long forever, forever a hundred times, over and over cookie clicker adventures dot com Have 300 time machines. 259
TimeMachine Monument1 v15
Spacetime jigamaroo Make 10 sextillion cookies just from time machines. 142
TimeMachine Monument2 v15
Be kind, rewind Make 10 septillion cookies just from time machines 200

The time machine in real life


Icon Name Quantity Needed Base price (cookies) Description ID
PocketWatchNew Flux capacitors 1 140 trillion Time machines are twice as efficient.
"Bake to the future."
PinkPocketWatchNew Time paradox resolver 5 700 trillion Time machines are twice as efficient.
"No more fooling around with your own grandmother!"
CyanPocketWatchNew Quantum conundrum 25 7 quadrillion Time machines are twice as efficient.
"There is only one constant, and that is universal uncertainty.
Or is it?"
OrangePocketWatchNew Causality enforcer 50 700 quadrillion Time machines are twice as efficient.
"What happened, happened."
GoldPocketWatchNew Yestermorrow comparators 100 70 quintillion Time machines are twice as efficient.
"Fortnights into milleniums."
RustedPocketWatchNew Far future enactment 150 7 sextillion Time machines are twice as efficient.
"The far future enactment authorizes you to delve deep into the future - where civilization has fallen and risen again, and cookies are plentiful."
BlackPocketWatchNew Great loop hypothesis 200 7 septillion Time machines are twice as efficient.
"What if our universe is just one instance of an infinite cycle? What if, before and after it, stretched infinite amounts of the same universe, themselves containing infinite amounts of cookies?"
SilverPocketWatchNew Cookietopian moments of maybe 250 7 octillion Time machines are twice as efficient.
"Reminiscing how things could have been, should have been, will have been."

Grandma FormEdit

Purchasing 15 Time Machines allows for the purchasing of a Grandma upgrade and a new Grandma type.

Icon Name Quantity Needed Price (cookies) Description ID #
GrandmaAchieveNew Grandmas' grandmas 15 time machines 12,345,678,900 Grandmas are twice as efficient. Time machines gain +1% CpS per 10 grandmas.
"A nice grandma's nice grandma to bake double the cookies."

In Cookie Clicker ClassicEdit

Timemachineicon Timemachine
Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field

The Time machine was introduced in the 0.125 update. It costs 123,456,789 cookies, and is the most expensive of all the items, at their base levels. It produces 123,456 cookies per 5 seconds.

Adding 24,691.2 CpS (cookies per second), it is approximately 18.5203 times quicker than the Portal. It also causes some grandmas to wear a pink jumpsuit with a visor, a hover board, and a green rolling pin, leading to the assumption that these grandmas came from the future.

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Images from current version, left for menu, right for in-game appearance


  • You need at least 15 Time Machines to purchase the "Grandmas' Grandmas" upgrade.
  • The Time Machine is based in Marie-Antoniette Watch
  • A time machine is a fictional machine used in numerous works of Science Fiction; the revamped in-field icon loosely resembles the clockpunk designs used in films based on the novel The Time Machine.
  • Until v2, when the prices and yields were readjusted to account for the new buildings, all of the base costs and yields associated with the Time Machine were made up of sequential numbers, counting forwards from 1 to 9, backwards from 9 to 1 or even from 9 down to 4 then up to 9 again.
  • The "Flux Capacitor" upgrade, as well as its flavor text ("Bake to the future"), are references to the 80's classic film "Back to the Future."
  • The "Quantum Conundrum" upgrade and its flavor text are a reference to the 2012 video game of the same name.
  • The flavor text on the "Time Paradox Resolver" upgrade ("No more fooling around with your own grandmother") may be a reference to the show Futurama episode 51 ("Roswell that Ends Well") or to the famous grandfather paradox.

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