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 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!
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.
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.
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 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 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!
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 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!
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 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!
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!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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