Painted Cookies Mommy?

We decorated cookies for the first time together, with color!
I have made him cupcakes, cakes, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, funnel cake, many things, but not sugar cookies we can decorate.  Oh the excitement!  To have seen other kids eat it, and to have seen pretty colorful cookies at stores and bakeries, and not be able to touch it, to eat it..well now he finally could!
I have been looking for food coloring to make cakes, cupcakes and cookies fun for him forever.  Up until two weeks before Christmas, I only made white, a slight pink one (made from beets), and brown frosting made from real cacao powder.  Due to his many food allergies it was hard to find one I could trust to be safe, most of the ones I found had "modified food starch," which according to my research could be a range of food items.  And another I had found had sweet potatoes as coloring, it was all so hard to take a chance.  Finally found a food coloring that worked for us.
It turned out really crunchy, sweet and tasty, as for appearance, I can say, my son was pleased. :)  It was my first time decorating cookies so I give myself the pass, even if it wasn't the best looking...
Cutest thing to hear my son as me, "Mommy is it paint?"  "Is it yucky?  Can I taste it?"  "What is it mommy?"  Just because of the vibrant colors, he has seen them, but to actually know he can have them, I was so excited to finally be able to give him fun cookies to eat.
Since by now you already see, these are cookies from around Christmas, so to go along with my "going back in time" post, here's a pic of our tree. ;)