Visiting Teaching Handout for July PRINTABLE FREEBIES

I’m back to help make your visiting teaching fun and easy.  So go make your appointments and I will tell you what you need!

The lesson for the month of July is on Strengthening Families and Homes.  When I was thinking of things I could do for the sisters I visit, I wanted to focus around something the family could do together during family home evening.

I found this recipe for Chocolate Cookies in a Jar and thought it would be a perfect way for you to take a treat that the family can make together without too much prep.  Besides, who doesn’t love a yummy treat?!?!

I also found these cute little tags from Summertime Design and added the info I wanted on them. One is the cookie recipe  (what they need to do with the mix) and the other one has a quote from the lesson. (You can download and print them by clicking on the words above.  I made them so you can print them on 4×6 photo paper or you could print 2 to a regular sheet of paper.)

Chocolate Cookie mix tag for Visiting Teaching July 2010 Visiting Teaching Quote Tag on Strengthening Home and Family So here is the recipe for the cookies:


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a 1 quart wide mouth canning jar, layer dark brown sugar, white sugar, cocoa, chopped pecans, and chocolate chips. Pack everything down firmly before you add flour mixture, it will be a snug fit.
  3. Attach a tag with the instructions.

I went to my local thrift store and bought some cute jars, not cause I’m cheap but I am trying to be more green. :)  I layered in all my ingredients (minus the nuts, cause ya never know if someone is allergic).  Then I printed off my cute tags and put them on there with some fun ribbon.  I sure think my ladies will enjoy these.  I know I can’t wait to give them out!

I also wanted to list a few other sites that have fun ideas for Visiting Teaching just to keep everyone motivated:

Visiting Teaching from the LDS Church

See Me Visit Teach

Visiting Teaching Tips


Visiting Teaching Surprise


  1. says

    Thank you!! I tried your VT handout last month and I was SO much more motivated to get out. Looking foward to trying this one as well. (Although, I may have to make a couple extra for me and my partner :)

  2. says

    Hi there – I love the cute tags. I thought I should mention though that the word “strengthen” is spelled wrong both times. :} I’d love to download and use it after you get a chance to fix it. LMK Thanks so much! ~Karen~

    • says

      Hey Karen,
      Thanks so much for letting me know. That’s what I get for typing it up while chasing my kids. 😉 I have it fixed on the link now so you can upload it now. How embarrassing. Thanks tons!

  3. Sara says

    Thank you for pulling this together! My ladies LOVED it!!!! You made this so much fun for me, THANK YOU! I am looking forward to your next wonderful idea for August.

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