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The Cursor is the first building in Cookie Clicker, being the cheapest at just 15 cookies and producing 0.1 CpS by clicking the Big Cookie. It is one of the two buildings shown when the game first begins (the other being the grandma).

Cursors can be leveled up with Sugar lumps, granting +1% CpS. Upon leveling, Cursors unlock office levels which allow more stocks to be held in the Stock Market, as well as unlocking loans. With the Heavenly Upgrade Aura gloves, cursor levels from 1-10 also provide an additive 5% Cookies per Click buff each, and this may be buffed to level 20 with Luminous gloves.

Purchased cursors in their characteristic circular pattern around the Big Cookie. Cursors can be seen clicking the cookie in spirals which radiate from the center, as well as spinning in a counter-clockwise fashion.


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"
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..."
Blueberrylium cursor.png Ambidextrous Own 10 cursors Money.png 10,000 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"Look ma, both hands!"
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.
Buttergold cursor.png Million fingers Own 50 cursors Money.png 10 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 5.
Sugarmuck cursor.png Billion fingers Own 100 cursors Money.png 100 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 10.
Jetmint cursor.png Trillion fingers Own 150 cursors Money.png 1 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
Cherrysilver cursor.png Quadrillion fingers Own 200 cursors Money.png 10 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
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."
Mooncandy cursor.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."
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."
Glimmeringue cursor.png Undecillion fingers Own 550 cursors Money.png 10 nonillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"Whatever you touch
turns to dough in your clutch."

Other Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Mice clicking mice.png Mice clicking mice 75 cursors, 75 fractal engines and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money.png 62 octillion Cursors gain +5% CpS per fractal engine.
Fractal engines gain +0.1% CpS per cursor.
"Absolutely blasphemous(e)!"
Fortune cursor.png Fortune #001 Random fortune from news ticker Money.png 1.167 nonillion Cursors are 7% more efficient and 7% cheaper.
"Fingers are not the only thing you can count on."
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."


Icon Name Description ID
Plain cursor.png Click Have 1 cursor. 34
Plain bi-cursor.png Double-click Have 2 cursors. 35
Plain tri-cursor.png Mouse wheel Have 50 cursors. 36
Berrylium cursor.png Of Mice and Men Have 100 cursors. 37
Blueberrylium cursor.png The Digital Have 200 cursors. 38
Chalcedhoney cursor.png Extreme polydactyly Have 300 cursors. 147
Buttergold cursor.png Dr. T Have 400 cursors. 148
Sugarmuck cursor.png Thumbs, phalanges, metacarpals Have 500 cursors.
Jetmint cursor.png With her finger and her thumb Have 600 cursors. 398
Cherrysilver cursor.png Gotta hand it to you Have 700 cursors. 474
Hazelrald cursor.png The devil's workshop Have 800 cursors. 493
Mooncandy cursor.png All on deck Have 900 cursors. 641
Astrofudge cursor.png A round of applause Have 1000 cursors.
"Boy, are my arms tired!"
Click delegator.png Click delegator Make 10 quintillion cookies just from cursors. 134
Finger clickin' good.png Finger clickin' good Make 100 septillion cookies just from cursors. 189
Click (starring Adam Sandler).png Click (starring Adam Sandler) Make 1 decillion cookies just from cursors. 293
Freaky jazz hands.png Freaky jazz hands Reach level 10 cursors. 307
Grandma icon.png The elder scrolls Own a combined 777 grandmas and cursors.
"Let me guess. Someone stole your cookie."

In Cookie Clicker Classic

Cursor store icon Cursor appearance
Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field
Cursors around the big cookie in Cookie Clicker Classic.

The Cursor is the cheapest building in Classic. It will auto-click the Cookie for the player.

It initially costs 15 Cookies and has a CpS of 0.2.

As of the 0.124 update, when the Elder Pledge is purchased, cursor output increases by +1 for the first cursor purchase, and by +1.5 for every subsequent cursor purchased. Each cursor produces cookies according to the following formula, rounded to the nearest integer:

Cookies5 seconds=amount of Cursors×1.50.5

Or equivalently: CpS=amount of Cursors×0.30.1


  • Despite their building description implying that cursors "click" on the Big Cookie, their output is considered as CpS and is not boosted clicking upgrades and effects.
  • Assuming that the highest number of cookies in the bank Javascript can store in a double is 1.798e308, the player can "only" buy 5060 cursors. The last one would cost Money.png 176 uncentillion. Further cursors could be bought, but after the 5060th cursor, the price will become infinity for each cursor, requiring cheating to make further purchases. This would raise the theoretical limit to 1.798e308 cursors, after which the next purchased cursor would cause it to read as infinite cursors. However, the game would become unstable from lag long before that point could be reached.
  • Cursors are currently the only buildings that don't unlock a grandma upgrade.
  • If one looks closely on how the cursors move when clicking the Big Cookie, it shows them clicking in a spiral pattern.
  • The optimal ratio of Cursors to Grandmas for the Elder Scrolls achievement is 400:377.
  • In the alternate reality update, the finger upgrades stack multiplicatively, rather than adding a flat number. Having all the upgrades add 25.6 trillion CpS per building to cursors including new upgrades, as opposed to 55.556 million per building prior to the update.
    • While overall it is a buff to the upgrades, it will make getting cookies in very early game slightly harder. Since the upgrades are now multiplicative, they are far less useful as standalone upgrades, and are no longer overpowered when equipped in permanent upgrade slots.


  • The Quintillion fingers upgrade description is a reference to Boomhauer from King of the Hill when he says: "Yeah man I tell you what that dang 'ol internet man you just go on there point and click get in that talkin about doubleya doubleya doublya dot com and you got that them naked chicks on there man you go click click click click click, it’s real easy, man."
  • The achievement Extreme Polydactyly is a reference to a real mutation in humans which causes an individual to have more fingers or toes than normal.
  • The achievement Of Mice and Men is a reference to the novella by John Steinbeck of the same name.
  • The Dr. T achievement is a reference to the 1953 Dr. Seuss film, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
  • The "& Knuckles" from the description of the achievement Thumbs, phalanges, metacarpals is a reference to the game Sonic & Knuckles, as well as the Internet meme of adding "& Knuckles" to the titles of movies and video games.
  • The achievement With her finger and her thumb is a reference to a lyric in the 2001 Smash Mouth song "All Star", which is in the line "She was lookin' kinda dumb with her finger and her thumb in the shape of an 'L' on her forehead".
  • The achievement Finger clickin' good relates to the slogan from KFC, "It's finger lickin' good".
  • The achievement Click (starring Adam Sandler) its a reference to the movie of the same name
  • The "Let me guess, someone stole your cookie" from the description of the achievement The Elder Scrolls is a reference to a Skyrim line, "Let me guess, someone stole your sweet roll"
  • The description of each Thousand Fingers related achievement has "clickity" as a quote, which is a reference to Quagmire from Family Guy's quote "giggity"
  • The Undecillion fingers upgrade description references the characters Heat miser and Snow miser in the 1974 movie, "The Year Without a Santa Claus."
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