What do you want, a cookie?(redirected from what do you want a cookie)
What do you want, a cookie?
A sarcastic response to one who is excited about or seeks praise for a minor, insignificant, or unimpressive accomplishment. OK, so you hung some Christmas decorations—what do you want, a cookie? A: "I'll have you know that J.K. Rowling herself said my short story was pretty cool." B: "Wow, you're amazing. What do you want, a cookie?"
See also: what
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