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! Here is the Visiting Teaching Handout for July PRINTABLE FREEBIES!

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.net

Visiting Teaching Surprise


  1. 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. So cute! I’ll take two please 🙂

  3. Susan E Says: July 8, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Love this idea. Thanks for sharing

  4. Great idea Becky and very cute tags!:)

  5. Darling idea . . . thanks for sharing!

  6. kristin Says: July 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

    So cute Beck! I am definitely making these! And getting the jars at the thrift store??!? Genius!

  7. Oh dang I just did my visiting teaching. I will have to pass this on to my sister.

  8. This is very very cute! I love the recipe idea and the tags too. 🙂

  9. 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~

    • 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!

  10. Hooray! Thanks Becky – I totally understand. Some days I’m amazed I can get out the door with matching shoes.

  11. 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.

  12. Karisti Says: July 31, 2010 at 8:47 am

    AMAZING! Just what I needed….on the last day of the month! Thanks TONS!

  13. from Montevideo, uruguay, south america, I am lds too, i found you in pinterest…love your webiste!!!

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