There are so many cute home and visiting teaching handouts available online and I always look at them and think I'll do it, but then it never happens. What I want is a simple, black and white gift tag with a message and a place to put my name and phone number that I can print and run. So, I've been making my own the past few months.
It's almost the end of the month, but you do still have a few days. Here are the files:
Home Teaching July 2010: PDF or WORD
Visiting Teaching July 2010: PDF or WORD
Here's a picture of the finished treats. I couldn't find my red curling ribbon, otherwise I would have tied the bags of cookies with red, white and blue ribbon for July.
Here is that recipe as promised. These cookies are a great way to use up leftover bananas!
Double Chocolate Banana Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla flavoring
1/2 tsp Almond flavoring
2 to 3 medium bananas to obtain 1 cup puree
1 3/4 cups flour (all purpose or whole wheat)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Puree bananas in blender, measure 1 cup for recipe and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and blend well. Add bananas and blend. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, oats. Add to butter mixture and stir until mixture is uniform. Add chocolate chips and almonds, if desired. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 13 to 15 minutes or until cookies are set and not glossy. Let cool for a few minutes on the pan, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling. Makes 2.5 dozen. These cookies freeze well.