To make the dough place 1/4 c warm water in a bowl and sprinkle yeast on top.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
Add the flour, sugar, butter, salt and 1 1/4 C plus 2 Tbsp warm water to the yeast mixture and mix in mixer until a sticky dough forms.
Add some additional flour and continue mixing until a nice soft, smooth dough forms.
Place on floured counter top and roll into a 2 foot long log.
Cut into 16 even pieces. Roll each piece into a 7 inch long breadstick.
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place breadsticks about 2 inches apart. Cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400.
Make the topping and brush the breadsticks with 1/2 the mixture before baking.
Bake until lightly golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
After you remove from the oven brush with the remaining butter mixture.