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Many grandmothers fancy just a little glass of wine or some sherry and they're happy out. But the good people over at Observ sat these grannys down and asked them to try Fireball Whiskey, a popular cinnamon whiskey drink in America. 

Now, when they start off, none of them seem too keen to try the spicy drink, and it clearly makes a large impact when their faces completely change. You can even see them wince as they take their first sip. 

But five or six sips later (and a few shots), they begin to actually like it. The granny that took the shot even thinks they should go out dancing. #Standard. 

All we want to do now is sit our grannys down and have a couple of drinks with them! 

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If you have the dilemma of what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween, then fear not because these yummy cookies are EVERYTHING. 

Whether you choose gooey chocolate, rich cinnamon or soft honey, you won't regret one bite.

But if you want to go down to savoury root, check out these delicious recipes.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now this looks like the perfect cookie. Easy to make and delicious to eat, your pumpkin will certainly go to good use with this recipe. 

 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Cookies

These super-soft cookies with cinnamon chips and sugar are the BEST late night snack.

 

Oatmeal Pumpkin Creme Pies

Apart from looking amazing, these soft and chewy sweet treats are great with a pumpkin twist. 

 

Pumpkin Spice Honey Cookies

Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, you'll impress all your friends with this recipe

 

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Dip

If you thought regular cookie dough was good, you have seen nothing yet! 

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This mug cake has got a really delicious spiced, fruity flavour that is perfect with some whipped cream.

What you’ll need: 

  • 3 tbsp. plain flour
  • 2 tbsp. apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp. demerara sugar

What you’ll need to do:

  1. In the mug you are using, combine all of the dry ingredients well.
  2. Using a separate bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and combine, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Place into the microwave for 2 mins.
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This recipe could be the world’s easiest but yet delicious of all.

If you have company over for breakfast and the fridge is bare – all you need are four everyday ingredients.

It also takes less than five minutes to prepare!

What you’ll need:

Serves 2

  • 2 slices of white or wholemeal bread
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Butter

What you’ll need to do:

  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Toast the bread until golden and warm
  3. Working swiftly, butter the toast.
  4. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
  5. If you want it to caramelise further, stick it under the grill for few minutes.
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If you’ve ever wondered why people enjoy the taste of cinnamon a lot more around Christmas time, then you might just be intrigued by what we have to share.

A new study discovered that the people enjoy certain foods a lot more when they are accompanied by sounds or noises which match the occasion.

When volunteers were given a range of odours accompanied by a variety of sounds, they found that cinnamon and cloves – spices used in mulled wine – tasted much nicer when Christmas carols were playing.

When retested with pop songs rather than Christmas carols, neither spice was marked as more pleasant.

The study states: “Certain odours can be matched with specific sounds based on previous experience. The congruent sounds increase odour pleasantness significantly more than incongruent sounds.”

Who ever would have guessed!

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