Best Christmas Sourdough Recipes to Gift (2024)

Looking for the perfect Christmas sourdough recipes to gift? Look no further!

I've put together a list of Christmas sourdough recipes to gift to teachers, family, friends and neighbours.

There are so many delicious things you can make using your sourdough starter - that also make the loveliest Christmas gifts.

Whether you make sourdough crackers and gift them in tall glass jars or bake batches of sourdough granola lovingly placed in cellophane bags - or even these sourdough biscotti studded with cranberries and pistachios, one thing is for sure, your family and friends are going to love it!

I've even included some tips for adding even more Christmas cheer to your sourdough below.

You'll also find my guide to gift wrapping sourdough bread here.

Quick Guide to Edible Sourdough Christmas Gifts

If you're in a rush, here is the list of recipes included in this Christmas Gift Guide:

  • Sourdough Sugar Cookies
  • Gourmet Sourdough Crackers
  • Sourdough Granola (with Christmas & Gingerbread Variations)
  • Sourdough Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies
  • Sourdough Fruit Mince Cookies
  • Sourdough Gingerbread Cookies
  • Sourdough Gingerbread Loaf
  • Sourdough Biscotti
  • Sourdough Pfeffernusse Cookies
  • Sourdough Cranberry + Pistachio Lavosh (Christmas Crackers)
  • Homemade Sourdough Croutons
  • Sourdough Doggie Treats
  • Sourdough Gingerbread Rolls (like cinnamon rolls only better)
  • Cinnamon Sugar Sourdough Crackers
  • Rosemary + Parmesan Sourdough Crackers
  • Sourdough Grissini
  • Sourdough Bread Wreath
  • Sourdough Stollen

Sourdough Sugar Cookies

These simple sourdough sugar cookies can be decorated with lovely festive designs and gifted to family and friends. You can make them as simple or elaborate as you like!

Sourdough Sugar Coookies

Easy recipe for sourdough sugar cookies that can be iced or decorated. Use up your sourdough discard to create these special sourdough sugar cookies that are perfect for holiday gifting.

Check out this recipe

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Gourmet Sourdough Crackers

These delicious gourmet sourdough crackers are brimming with dried fruit, nuts and seeds. They can be made well in advance and look beautiful placed into cellophane bags or glass jars.

They are a gift to take to the host of a Christmas gathering.

Sourdough Fruit and Seed Crackers

Gourmet sourdough crackers brimming with delicious dried fruit, nuts and seeds. These beautiful sourdough fruit and seed crackers will take pride of place on any cheese board or platter.

Check out this recipe

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Christmas Sourdough Granola Jars

Why not bake some sourdough granola with a Christmas twist? Granola is a such a lovely gift to both give and receive.

I've added a special Christmas Granola recipe that you can make for family and friends. There's even a gingerbread granola recipe too!

You could choose to package the granola into single serve self sealing cellophane bags or even pop the whole batch into a large glass canning jar.

With some festive ribbon, these make the most gorgeous sourdough gifts.

They can be made ahead too, reducing your stress levels around this time of year! This would be a great edible Christmas gift for neighbours or your child's teacher.

Sourdough Granola

This easy recipe for sourdough granola can easily be tailored to suit your taste preferences and ingredients you have on hand.

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

These sourdough gingerbread crinkle cookies just scream Christmas! With their crackly exteriors and soft, velvety middles, they look like they're dusted in snowflakes! Wrap them up and gift them to the special people in your life.

Sourdough Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Sourdough gingerbread crinkle cookies are a delectable fusion of tangy sourdough starter and warm, spicy gingerbread. These cookies boast a delightful crackled surface, offering a soft and chewy indulgence with every bite.

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Fruit Mince Cookies

Sourdough Fruit Mince Thumbprint Cookies

Sweet sourdough cookies with a fruit mince centre - perfect to fill the cookie jar with or gift at Christmas time.

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Gingerbread Cookies

These sourdough gingerbread cookies are just perfect for gifting at Christmas. You can make them well ahead of time and they are just gorgeous when decorated.

You'll find loads of decorating ideas in the post too!

Sourdough Gingerbread Cookies

These lovely gingerbread cookies are made with sourdough discard and can be decorated or left plain. They are perfect for Christmas gifting and are great to make with the kids.

Check out this recipe

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Best Sourdough Gingerbread Loaf

This gorgeous sourdough gingerbread loaf is a type of "quick bread" which is probably more like a cake than a bread ... but whatever you decide to call it, it is absolutely delicious! Moist and flavorful, it makes a lovely gift when wrapped in cellophane. When gifting this one, I wrap the uniced loaf in cellophane and gift the frosting in a glass jar so they can frost it when they're ready to eat!

Sourdough Gingerbread Loaf Cake

This delicious spiced gingerbread cake can be baked in a loaf pan or sheet pan. Top it with the sweet vanilla cream cheese frosting for the ultimate gingerbread experience!

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Biscotti

Sourdough biscotti are perhaps the best edible sourdough Christmas gifts because they last for a long time after making due to their low moisture content.

Make these well ahead of time - perfect for gifting to work colleagues or your child's teacher.

You can include your favorite dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips and spices to make them uniquely yours! For Christmas, adding cinnamon, cranberries, candied orange peel and pistachios would look and taste amazing!

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Sourdough Biscotti Recipe

Simple sourdough biscotti using sourdough discard to create crunchy, Italian coffee biscuits.

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Sourdough Pfeffernusse Cookies

With a long shelf life and delightfully warming spices, these fermented sourdough pfeffernusse cookies make the perfect gift! You can make them ahead of time and they'll get better with age!

Sourdough Pfeffernusse Cookies

Elevate your holiday baking with these delightful Sourdough Pfeffernusse Cookies, where the rich, tangy notes of sourdough starter meld seamlessly with the aromatic blend of spices. These bite-sized gems promise a perfect balance of sweetness and warmth in every festive bite.

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Christmas Crackers

These are the ultimate sourdough Christmas crackers with red cranberries and green pistachios.

They look oh so pretty and taste even better, dusted with cinnamon sugar.

Pop them in a clear bag or jar so all their prettiness can be appreciated!

Cranberry + Pistachio Sourdough Lavosh Crackers

Cranberry + Pistachio Sourdough Lavosh Crackers can be made more sweet or savory depending on what you're serving them with. The make a gorgeous gift for friends and family too.

Check out this recipe

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Homemade Sourdough Croutons

A simple, yet thoughtful gift - a jar full of crunchy homemade sourdough croutons to dress salads or simply eat as a snack. You can make a lot of these really easily and they can be made ahead of time too!

Homemade Sourdough Croutons

These simple sourdough croutons are so easy to make and even easier to enjoy in soups and salads. Great way to use up stale sourdough bread.

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Doggie Treats

Sourdough doggie treats are the perfect Christmas gift for the special pooches in your life.

If you have friends or family who treasure their pooches, I'm sure they would love to receive a little baggie of these at Christmas time.

They will appreciate the time you've taken to bake them with love.

Sourdough Dog Treats

These nutrient rich sourdough doggie treats will have your precious pooch begging for more! They also make a lovely gift for friends with fur babies.

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Gingerbread Rolls

If you're looking for something a little different, these sourdough gingerbread rolls might be just the ticket. I love to bake them in vintage enamel dishes - when you gift them, the dish becomes part of the gift!

These can be made ahead of time and frozen (just add the frosting and glaze right before you gift them!

Sourdough Gingerbread Rolls

These are better than cinnamon rolls! The spicy warmth of ginger and nutmeg come together with molasses to create sourdough gingerbread rolls that will have you eating the whole tray!

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Cinnamon Sugar Crackers

Nothings says Christmas like cinnamon! These sourdough crackers are flavored with cinnamon sugar.

They pair perfectly with Christmas hot chocolate! You could gift them in little cellophane baggies accompanied by a hot chocolate mix and some marshmallows.

They even look cute popped in a Christmas mug and wrapped in cellophane.

Sweet Sourdough Crackers with Cinnamon Sugar

Sweet Sourdough Crackers with Cinnamon Sugar are a unique way to use your discard - delicious with a cup of tea or even better served with vanilla ice cream!

Check out this recipe

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Parmsesan + Rosemary Sourdough Crackers

Who doesn't love crackers. Well these parmesan and rosemary crackers are somewhat addicting! They really are one of the most popular recipes on this site for a reason!

Perfect for neighbours, teachers and friends!

Why not gift these in tall glass jars tied with sprigs of rosemary for extra Christmas cheer.

We save coffee jars throughout the year to gift these in at Christmas.

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Sourdough Discard Crackers with Rosemary + Parmesan Cheese

These simple sourdough crackers use a lot of discard - and taste amazing! They are the perfect accompaniment to a cheese platter or a quick snack on the go.

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Grissini

You could easily gift a batch of sourdough grissini for Christmas.

They look amazing on a festive charcuterie board and make a great host gift too!

You could make these sourdough bread sticks a little more Christmassy by adding some festive herbs and spices.

Sourdough Bread Sticks [Sourdough Grissini]

Sourdough Grissini are so simple to make but oh so tasty! They are perfect to accompany your favorite dip or as an elegant addition to your next charcuterie plate.

Check out this recipe

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Christmas Bread Wreath

This Sourdough Parmesan Bread with Rosemary makes the most festive wreath.

You could gift this bread wreath to adorn a Christmas table or even as the centre of a Christmas charcuterie board filled with a baked soft cheese. YUM!

Why not add a jar of whipped herb butter or homemade cultured butter to accompany this lovely loaf of sourdough bread.

Sourdough Parmesan Bread with Rosemary

This parmesan sourdough bread flavored with rosemary is a simple, flavorful bread that can be served for a multitude of occasions. Easily swap the rosemary for herbs you have on hand.

Check out this recipe

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Sourdough Stollen (German Christmas Bread)

This sourdough stollen (traditional Christmas bread) is filled with dried fruits, nuts and marzipan. It makes a lovely Christmas gift because it has a fairly long shelf life for a home baked gift.

Sourdough Stollen Recipe

Indulge in the festive spirit with this sourdough Christmas stollen, a cherished German Christmas bread. Packed with rum soaked fruit, butter and marzipan, this rich Christmas bread is a must bake this festive season.

Check out this recipe

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Best Tips for Choosing Christmas Sourdough Recipes to Gift

To take the stress out of the season, it's a great idea to choose sourdough gifts that you can make ahead of time.

Recipes that can be baked, wrapped and will last a few weeks at least so that you have time to gift them and the recipient doesn't have to consume them straight away.

The best sourdough recipes for baking ahead of time would be:

  • Sourdough Granola
  • Sourdough Crackers
  • Sourdough Biscotti
  • Sourdough Croutons
  • Sourdough Gingerbread Cookies

If you do want to gift sourdough bread, it's a good idea to plan out the baking timeline before hand to ensure that you have the freshest bread possible.

You could even freeze sourdough gifts to ensure that you're not running around at the last minute.

Get the kids involved in baking, packaging and decorating! It's a lovely way to spend time together as a family during the festive season.

Make Your Sourdough Christmas Gifts Extra Special

Here are some ideas to make your sourdough Christmas gifts extra special and unique:

  • Package crackers and grissini in tall glass jars, tied with jute twine and kraft paper gift tags.
  • Everything looks more Christmassy with a candy cane tied to it!
  • For smaller gifts, cellophane bags are cost effective and can be made to look festive with twine, herbs, leaves and ribbon. These cello bags are self sealing.
  • You could even dehydrate some orange slices and use those to decorate the bags. If you don't have time to DIY, these ones are lovely.
  • Twist grissini into hearts to make them extra special this Christmas.
  • Use recycled jars to gift crackers (you could save them throughout the year).
  • Consider adding a variety a sourdough christmas gifts into a lovely treat basket. This can be a lovely idea if you're gifting a family or couple.
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Give The Gift of Sourdough Starter This Christmas!

Why not share the ultimate gift of sourdough - a little parcel of dried sourdough starter so your friends and family can starter their own sourdough journey!

Christmas is the perfect time to dehydrate some of your sourdough starter and package it up for gifting.

I would give around 30g of dried sourdough starter per package.

You could choose to place the dried sourdough starter into clean jars or even vacuum seal it.

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Add a note with instructions on how to rehydrate the starter (you could even create a QR code that you attach to the package that links here).

Further Reading

If you've enjoyed this guide to Christmas Sourdough Recipes to gift, you might also enjoy these ideas:

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