Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings Guide and Tips

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Utilizing Cookie Run Kingdom toppings is one of the best ways you can win in Cookie Run: Kingdom. That is because obtaining toppings and stacking them up makes you more efficient and effective in combat. Hence, many players of the action role-playing game strive to get the best loadout.

However, trying every topping and combination can be overwhelming if you have just started the game. As a result, we’ve created this guide. Stick around so you can understand more about toppings and how you can use them.

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Inside This Article

  1. What Is Cookie Run Kingdom?
  2. What Are Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings?
  3. What Are the Different Cookie Run Toppings?
  4. How to Obtain Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings
    1. Bouncy Caramel and Solid Almond
    2. Juicy Apple Jelly and Fresh Kiwi
    3. Healthy Peanut and Sweet Candy
    4. Searing Raspberry and Hearthy Hazelnut
    5. Swift Chocolate and Hard Walnut
  5. How to Use Cookie Run Toppings
    1. Topping Combos
    2. Topping Upgrades
    3. Topping Sizes and Bonus Effects
  6. Cookie Run Toppings Guide: The Best for Each Cookie
    1. Common Cookies
    2. Rare Cookies
    3. Special Cookies
    4. Epic Cookies
    5. Super Epic Cookies
    6. Ancient Cookies
    7. Legendary Cookies
  7. How to Equip Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings
  8. What Is the Most Powerful Cookie Run Kingdom Topping?


What Is Cookie Run Kingdom?

Cookie Run: Kingdom, as mentioned, is an ARPG. You can play it on PC and mobile, so it is a versatile choice that anyone can participate in. The game was developed by Devsisters. Its global and English versions released in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Story-wise, the game features a unique kingdom full of sweet cookies. Additionally, each cookie makes a kingdom of its own and starts various adventures. They also battle monsters, uncover mysteries, and discover ancient kingdoms and ancient heroes thought to have disappeared.

Like other RPGs, Cookie Run: Kingdom has real-time battles with a heavy focus on strategy. It also incorporates a city-building element and a large cast of characters called cookies. The game also lets you customize your kingdom based on your preferences.


What Are Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings?

Cookie Run Kingdom toppings make the game better
Photo from Devsisters Corporation on Google Play Store

Like real cookie toppings, Cookie Run Kingdom toppings enhance the cookie’s overall quality. Think of them as the equipment you can add to your cookie while playing. Each topping provides players with bonus effects and stats. There are plenty of them to familiarize yourself with and use during battle.

With a plethora of Cookie Run Kingdom toppings, you can create various builds that boost your odds of winning. There are multiple types of toppings you can find in the game. Some enhance your attack, while others boost your defense or health points (HP).

Regardless of the topping type, equipping toppings should help you while fighting. Moreover, many Cookie Run Kingdom toppings are typically easy to farm in story mode stages. Once you acquire enough, you can equip them. You can also equip a topping more than once to get special set effects.

Of course, if you’re still new to the game, you can only start with a few topping slots. However, as you progress and advance your level, you unlock more. That should allow you to equip multiple toppings at once. Each topping slot unlocks at levels one, 15, 20, 25, and 30.


What Are the Different Cookie Run Toppings?

Understanding the different Cookie Run Kingdom toppings and their perks is essential to gameplay. That is especially true if you want to have a chance at winning the game.

Fortunately, each topping is neatly classified under 10 types. You can find each type and its corresponding benefits in the table below:

Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings Effects Information
Bouncy Caramel Topping Attack Speed Increase
Fresh Kiwi Topping Debuff Resistance
Hard Walnut Topping Additional Defense
Healthy Peanut Topping Boost in HP
Hearty Hazelnut Topping Increased Crit Resistance
Juicy Apple Jelly Topping Additional Crit
Searing Raspberry Topping Attack Increase
Solid Almond Topping Damage Resistance Increase
Sweet Candy Topping Amplifies Buffs and Buff Power
Swift Chocolate Topping Cooldown Benefits


How to Obtain Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings

Replay stages to farm Cookie Run Kingdom toppings
Photo from Devsisters Corporation on Google Play Store

Cookie Run Kingdom toppings are easy to obtain if you’re willing to repeat various story stages. We’ve listed the stages and levels you can farm each type of topping below.

Bouncy Caramel and Solid Almond

Level Stages
6 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26
7 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28
8 3, 8, 13, 18, 23


Juicy Apple Jelly and Fresh Kiwi

Level Stages
6 5, 10, 15, 20, 25
7 2, 7, 11, 16, 21, 27
8 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27


Healthy Peanut and Sweet Candy

Level Stages
6 4, 9, 14, 19, 24
7 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26


Searing Raspberry and Hearty Hazelnut

Level Stages
6 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27
7 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29
8 4, 9, 14, 19, 24


Swift Chocolate and Hard Walnut

Level Stages
6 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28
7 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
8 5, 10, 15, 20, 25


How to Use Cookie Run Toppings

Cookie Run: Kingdom
Photo from Cookie Run: Kingdom on Twitter

Now that you know the different effects of each topping type and how to farm them, are you ready to use them? Can you simply equip any topping that has the effect you like, you ask? Yes, you can do this as a strategy.

However, the community generally recommends keeping bonuses and combos in mind before you haphazardly equip toppings. After all, you don’t want to waste the precious toppings you’ve gathered after a full day of farming.

Generally speaking, it is recommended to equip only one to two topping types. You can equip three in special scenarios. However, keeping the range smaller is better if you want to get the best value from the combo. This also keeps you from equipping several toppings that don’t produce results effectively.

Moreover, equip multiple numbers of the same topping. That is because the toppings have set bonuses when you have two to five equipped. Additionally, you can get bonus stats that you’ll usually only find from other toppings.

You should also keep size ratings in mind. These include Common, Rare, and Epic (or XS, S, and M) sizes. As you would expect, bigger sizes are better because they will possess more beneficial stats.

Another tip is to equip Epic toppings for all the cookies you possess. You’ll find this helpful, especially if you’ve reached the end-game stages. Epic toppings provide more improved stats compared to Rare toppings.

Moreover, you can upgrade Epic toppings to plus 12 for additional stats. This boosts your power level greatly, making you more effective during gameplay. With that said, Epic toppings are worth investing in more compared to Rare ones, which only give plus six or nine.

Topping Combos

Remember that Cookie Run Kingdom toppings usually have good Commons when coming in certain pairs. Hence, the kind of topping you should equip will depend on what you want to accomplish.

For example, if you want to use Ambush cookies, we recommend using Searing Raspberries. Bombers can also benefit from the same topping, or you can substitute them for Swift Chocolates.

As for Charge Cookies, you’re better off using Solid Almond in tandem with either Swift Chocolates or Searing Raspberries. Defense Cookies also benefit from a mixed build with Solid Almonds and Swift Chocolates.

On the other hand, Healer and Ranged Cookies can use Searing Raspberries or Swift Chocolates, depending on what is available. Meanwhile, Magic and Support Cookies will benefit from Searing Raspberries or Swift Chocolates — or a mix of both.


Topping Upgrades

Now, while toppings have natural grades, you can upgrade them to boost their effects. However, like in most games, you will need to obtain and use various materials. These include Coins and Topping Pieces.

Additionally, you’ll need to keep your current topping level in mind as you upgrade. That is because the success rate of the upgrade depends on your current level.

Now, having a success rate might seem like an unfair system to you because it wastes precious materials. Nonetheless, the game keeps things somewhat fair by increasing your odds of success for every failed attempt. This rolls over until you successfully upgrade the topping to the next level.

You also have to keep in mind the topping’s rarity. That is because the number of upgrade levels you can get for each topping will depend on it. For example, XS toppings can only upgrade to plus six, while S toppings can go as high as plus nine. However, the best topping to get is M which allows you to upgrade to plus 12.

Finally, remember that toppings gain buffs at random once it gets an upgrade to plus six, nine, or 12. They also stack at times if they’re stackable. Hence, S toppings can have two bonuses, while M toppings have three. Here’s a rough guide on what you need to upgrade your toppings:

Level Success Rate Topping Pieces Coins
1 100% 3 800
3 90% 4 2,400
4 80% 5 3,200
5 70% 4,000
6 65% 6 4,800
7 50% 7 5,600
8 45% 8 6,400
9 40% 9 7,200
10 35% 11 8,000
11 30% 12 8,800
12 25% 14 9,600


Topping Sizes and Bonus Effects

We already showed you which effects each topping can apply to your cookie. For example, Bouncy Caramel boosts your attack speed, while Hearty Hazelnuts increase your crit resistance.

However, we haven’t gone yet into the bonus stats you’ll receive based on sizing and how many you have equipped. For a guide on this, refer to the table below:

Topping Common (XS) Rare (S) Epic (M) Equip 2 Bonus Equip 3 Bonus Equip 5 Bonus
Bouncy Caramel 1.1% 1.5% 1.7% +1% Attack Speed +2% Attack Speed
Fresh Kiwi 0.4% 1.1% 1.8% +3% Debuff Resist +5% Debuff Resist
Hard Walnut 1% 2% 3% +3% Defense +5% Defense
Healthy Peanut 1% 2% 3% +3 HP +5% HP
Hearty Hazelnut 1.1% 1.5% 2.1% +10% Crit Resist +20% Crit Resist
Juicy Apple Jelly 1% 2% 3% +5% Crit
Searing Raspberry 1% 2% 3% +3% Attack +5% Attack
Solid Almond 1% 1.5% 1.7% +5% Damage Resist
Sweet Candy 0.4% 1.1% 1.8% +1% Amplify Buff +2% Amplify Buff
Swift Chocolate 0.4% 1.1% 1.8% -5% Cooldown

As you can see, each size boosts the effects of the topping incrementally. Moreover, equipping more than one topping of the same type yields additional percentage bonuses for each topping’s effects. Hence, combining these two tactics of size and amount should help increase your odds of winning battles and clearing stages.


Cookie Run Toppings Guide: The Best for Each Cookie

Enhance cookies via toppings
Photo from Cookie Run: Kingdom on Twitter

In this guide, we’ve compiled a list of the best Cookie Run Kingdom toppings for each cookie. The cookies have also been segregated into rarities, from Common to Legendary and Ancient. Moreover, we’ve shortened the topping names into abbreviations:

Searing Raspberry = SR Hearty Hazelnut = HH
Swift Chocolate = SC Hard Walnut = HW
Solid Almond = SA Healthy Peanut = HP
Juicy Apple Jelly = JAJ Fresh Kiwi = FK
Bouncy Caramel = BC Sweet Candy = SD

Common Cookies

Cookie Topping Recommendations
Angel Cookie SC (5)
Beet Cookie
GingerBrave SA (5)
Muscle Cookie
Ninja Cookie SR (5)
Strawberry Cookie SA (5)
Wizard Cookie SC (5)


Rare Cookies

Cookie Topping Recommendations
Adventurer Cookie BC (2) + SR (3 or 5)
Alchemist Cookie SR (5) / SC (5)
Avocado Cookie SA (5)
Blackberry Cookie SR (5)
Carrot Cookie SC (5)
Cherry Cookie SR (5) / SC (5)
Clover Cookie SR (5)
Custard Cookie III SC (5)
Devil Cookie SR (5)
Gumball Cookie
Knight Cookie SA (5)
Onion Cookie SC (5)
Pancake Cookie SR (5)
Princess Cookie SA (5)


Special Cookies

Cookie Topping Recommendations
Sonic Cookie SR (5)
Tails Cookie


Epic Cookies

Cookie Topping Recommendations
Affogato Cookie SR (5)
Almond Cookie SC (5)
Black Raisin Cookie SR (5)
Caramel Arrow Cookie SA (2) + SR (3 or 5)
Cherry Blossom Cookie SC (2) + SR (3)
Chili Pepper Cookie SR (5)
Cocoa Cookie SA (3) + SC (2)
Cotton Cookie SC (5)
Cream Puff Cookie JAJ (3) + SC (2)
Cream Unicorn Cookie SA (5) / SC (5)
Crunchy Chip Cookie JAJ (5) / SA (5)
Dark Choco Cookie SA (5)
Eclair Cookie SC (5)
Espresso Cookie SR (5)
Fig Cookie SC (5)
Financier Cookie SA (5)
Herb Cookie SR SR (5) / SC (5)
Kumiho Cookie SA (5) / SA (2) + SC (3)
Latte Cookie SR (5)
Licorice Cookie SC (5)
Lilac Cookie
Madeleine Cookie SR (2) + SA (3)
Mala Sauce Cookie SA (5) / SR (5)
Mango Cookie SC (5)
Milk Cookie SA (5)
Mint Choco Cookie SC (5)
Moon Rabbit Cookie SA (5) / SA (3) + SR (2)
Parfait Cookie SR (5) / SC (5)
Pastry Cookie BC (2) + SR (3) / SR (5)
Poison Mushroom Cookie SR (5)
Pomegranate Cookie SC (5)
Pumpkin Pie Cookie SR (2) + SA (3) / SA (5)
Purple Yam Cookie SA (5)
Raspberry Cookie SC (3) + SA (2)
Red Velvet Cookie SC (5)
Rye Cookie SR (5)
Snow Sugar Cookie SC (5)
Sorbet Shark Cookie SR (5) / SC (5)
Sparkling Cookie SC (5)
Squid Ink Cookie SR (5)
Strawberry Crepe Cookie SA (5)
Tea Knight Cookie
Tiger Lily Cookie SC (5)
Twizzly Gummy Cookie JAJ (5) / SR (5)
Vampire Cookie SR (5)
Werewolf Cookie SA (5)
Wildberry Cookie


Super Epic Cookies

Cookie Topping Recommendations
Clotted Cream Cookie SR (5)
Oyster Cookie SC (5) / SC (2) + SA (3)


Ancient Cookies

Cookie Topping Recommendations
Dark Cacao Cookie SA (5)
Golden Cheese Cookie SR (3) + BC (2) / SC (5)
Hollyberry Cookie SA (5)
Pure Vanilla Cookie SC (5) / SA (5)
White Lily Cookie SD (5) / SC (5)


Legendary Cookies

Cookie Topping Recommendations
Frost Queen Cookie SC (5)
Sea Fairy Cookie SR (5) / SC (5)

There are more Legendary cookies than just Frost Queen and Sea Fairy. However, these two are currently the only playable Legendaries within the game. Hence, as of writing, there is not much information about the best Cookie Run Kingdom toppings you can get for the other cookies.


How to Equip Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings

Knowing the right Cookie Run Kingdom toppings to equip for your cookie is the difficult part. On the other hand, the act of equipping itself is much easier. Here’s the process of how you can equip toppings within the game:

1. Launch the Cookie Run: Kingdom game.
2. Press the Cookie menu.
3. Afterward, pick the cookie you want.
4. Access the Toppings menu.
5. Add the toppings to the various slots.


What Is the Most Powerful Cookie Run Kingdom Topping?

We can’t say there is only one best or most powerful topping within the game. After all, each topping can provide different effects on the player’s cookie. It all depends on the kind of effect you want for each game and your overall goal.

That said, we can say three toppings are the most versatile. You could say they’re the “best” because they can be applied to a wide range of cookies. These are the Swift Chocolate, Searing Raspberry, and Solid Almond.

However, other types like the Bouncy Caramel and Sweet Candy also work as combos for various builds. Regardless, everything will depend on the kind of cookie you use. Just be careful about which Cookie Run Kingdom toppings you choose because unequipping them can cost gold.


Final Word

Cookie Run Kingdom toppings are a great way to increase your efficiency and effectiveness during gameplay. Beefing up your characters this way can help you clear higher levels in the story. Moreover, doing so will benefit you a lot when it comes to competitive gameplay.

Fortunately, there are three main Cookie Run Kingdom toppings versatile enough for almost any cookie. However, there are instances wherein you might want to use the other toppings. Regardless of your choices, make sure to equip the right toppings. Otherwise, you might have to spend gold to unequip the wrong ones.