Preheat the oven as per package instructions Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Check the instructions on the store-bought dough to prepare it for rolling. The package I used instructed me to knead. ¼ flour into the dough.
Once the dough is ready for rolling, form it into a round and cut it in half.
Lightly flour the surface you are rolling on, and roll out ½ of the dough to ¼ inch thickness.
Cut out desired shapes and place half of them on a parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches a part.
Microwave the jam for about 10 seconds so will easily spread.
Place a teaspoonful of jam on the center of each cookie and spread it gently - making sure it doesn’t get too close to the edges of the cookie.
Cut a small shape out of the center of the remaining shapes.
Place them over the top of the jam topped cookie, lining up the edges. Press gently around the edges with your finger or a fork to seal.
Repeat the same process with the second half of the dough.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until they are just starting to turn brown around the edges.
Let them cool completely on the cookie sheet before moving them to a cooling rack.