There are no calories at Christmas, right? :) I remember my mother baking treats well in advance of every Christmas growing up and big containers and tins of cakes, cookies, and other goodies stored in the freezer and overflowing into frosty winter garage. Oh how yummy! Cakes, cookies, and many candies like truffles and fudge can be made ahead to a less stressful holiday hosting and gifting season. What are your favourite homemade sweets and treats? Here are a few of my own favourites as well as links to recipes from other folks featured in the photo above.