A delicious maple frosting that's pretty too.
Combine the confectioners' sugar with the vanilla extract in a medium-size bowl.
Whisk in 2 to 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, a little at a time until the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency.
Divide the frosting among 3 small bowls or coffee mugs.
Stir in food coloring, 1 to 2 drops at a time, to tint one batch red, another one yellow, and the last one orange.
Now your child can spread the colored frosting on the cookies, then let the frosting set before enjoying them.