Place 1/4 cup warm water into mixer bowl. Add yeast and let sit 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients and mix with the bread paddle attachment until sticky dough forms. Continue mixing until dough cleans the side of the bowl.
Divide dough into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into 6 inch logs. Place on a greased cookie sheet, leaving room to rise in between. Cover and rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400. Brush the breadsticks with melted butter. Bake until golden brown for about 15 minutes.