The best cookies are always planned ahead of time. To cream the butter and sugar to perfection the stick should be good and soft.
Feel free to preheat your oven to 350 degrees as you mix up your cookie dough. Getting your cookies ready to bake is not a long process. By the time your oven is ready to go, your dough should be ready as well.
For canned pumpkin you will most likely find "pure pumpkin" and "pumpkin pie filling". Make sure you are simply getting the pure pumpkin and not the pie filling. I really like the taste of the pure pumpkin - plus I get to add my own spices to get the exact flavor I want.
If you don't want to bake the cookies right away, you can absolutely cover the dough with plastic wrap, place it in the fridge, and bake them later.
If your kids are like mine, they love to have the cookie jar filled. Put a smile on everyone's face by filling your cookie jar with these Fluffy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Cookie Jar Tip: Make sure the cookies have cooled completely before you store them. I always throw a slice of bread in my cookie jar - which keeps my cookies soft and chewy.