A friend, (a local East Carolinian) who has a pecan tree in his backyard, gave us a huge bag of pecans. Beautiful, big North Carolina pecans. I was happy to get such a big bag of these yummy nuts and felt that I should reciprocate by baking something nice, something using the pecans.
I don't know about you, but shortbread is one of my favorite things to eat. It's buttery, tender and not overly sweet. When you add pecans, you get even more of a buttery taste. The bourbon, while a nice idea, doesn't really add anything discernible to the cookie. You can drizzle the shortbread with melted chocolate or caramel, if you really want to take it over the top, but I like it just as it is. So nice with a cup of tea.