1egg whitemixed with 2 Tablespoons of water to make an egg wash
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. (If you have a convection oven, set to 325 F)
Using an electric mixer with a medium-sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, cocoa powder, milk, and powdered sugar on medium speed until the mixture is combined and smooth.
Roll out pastry dough to 1/4" thickness and cut into circles with a 3" round biscuit cutter. Roll each circle into a 5-6" diameter circle, approx 1/8" thick.
Place 1 teaspoon of filling onto one half of each circle, leaving approximately 1/8" edge all the way around.
Use your finger or a small pastry brush to cover the edges with egg wash.
Fold the pastry dough over the filling and use a fork or your fingers to crimp the edges closed.
Brush the outside of the dough with egg wash (this will help to create a nice golden brown color) and if desired, sprinkle with granulated sugar. Use a fork to pierce holes into the top of the pastry so that steam can escape.
Place the pies on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or a silicone pastry mat.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
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