This is said when something bad has happened to someone - implying that it is was just bad luck.

Could also suggest that this bad luck had to happen to someone.
Tony: Oh gawd - I got paired with Micky D?
Matthew: That's the way the cookie crumbles!
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Bruce Almighty, said by Bruce Campbell in an effort to make a catchphrase similar to "And Thats the way it was"

Also a pun in that film, as the news story was about a giant cookie,

It means:

Thats the way it happened
....*news story*..

and thats the way the cookie crumbled
by Mike_Mohill June 01, 2004

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Idiom, synonym of "that's life".
Timmy: I can't believe I revised for four hours on those topics and not one of them came up in the exam
Jinny: That's the way the cookie crumbles
Timmy: stfu
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When something doesn't go your way.
Dude: Bummer, my girl left me.
Other Dude: That's the way the cookie crumbles...
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thats just how it goes or how it happens. theres nothing you can do about it.
Your dog just got hit by a car, someone says, thats the way the cookie crumbles.
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It means that's how life is. It's used after something unfortunate happens
Jim knocks over Jane's ceramin doll collection and says "Well that's the way cookie crumbles"
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In other words thats not the way life goes its not always your way.
Kristin- I want a billion dollars without working

Lauren- Thats not the way the cookie crumbles
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