This Brioche Cinnamon Snowflake is similar to cinnamon rolls only in a pull-apart style. It's stunning to look at and perfect for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch!
Add yeast and warmed milk to a liquid measuring cup. Stir to combine, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. If it's not foamy looking your yeast is not active and you will need to buy new yeast.
Add yeast mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer along with the flour, butter, eggs, sugar, and salt. Mix on low just until combined then switch to the hook attachment.
Knead on low speed for 5-10 minutes or until the dough looks smooth and slightly glossy. The dough will be very sticky. Cover and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place. Transfer to a container and refrigerate the dough overnight.
Line a large baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper; set aside.
In a small bowl combine the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon for the filling; set aside.
Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. On a lightly floured work surface roll one portion of dough to a 10-12 inch circle. (don't worry about it looking perfect! :) ) Place on the baking sheet. Spread with ⅓ of the softened butter and sprinkle with ⅓ of the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Roll out another portion of dough and place it on top of the sugar cinnamon filling. Spread with ⅓ of the butter and another ⅓ of the brown sugar cinnamon filling. Repeat once more. Roll out the last portion of dough and place on top.
Place a small glass or jar with a 2½ inch opening in the center of the dough stack. Gently press the glass into the dough to leave a light imprint. Leaving the center intact, use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the layered dough into quarters. Then cut each quarter into 4 equal parts creating a total of 16 sections.
Take two sections of dough side by side and twist each section in the opposite direction. Twist each section 3 times and on the third time pinch the ends together to form a point. Preheat the oven to 350°F and let snowflake rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.