On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree.... These shortbread pears remind me of the 12 days of Christmas song. I was given something similar to these for Christmas and the whole family really enjoyed them so I wanted to tried to make them myself and here is what I came up with.. These are prefect for gifts not only Christmas time. It's also my families tradition to serve shortbread biscuits to visitors who go to visit a new born baby, these would be ideal.