For the dough, pour the water into a stand mixer with the sugar and the yeast, let that sit and froth for about 10 minutes.
Add salt, butter, and 2 cups of flour.
Mix the dough on low.
Add the rest of the flour half a cup at a time, until dough scrapes the sides of the bowl clean.
Mix the dough about 5 minutes on medium speed until it's soft and easy to work with.
Let the dough rest in the bowl until doubled in size, about 1 hours, and then roll it out.
Roll the dough out into a long log.
Spray a knife with cooking spray and cut the dough into 12-14 pieces.
Roll those pieces into about 6 inch long snakes.
Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray and lay the breadsticks out leaving about 2 inches between each one.
Place them in the ober with the temperature turned to 170 degrees.
Let them rise for about 15 minutes or until doubled in size.
Once risen, brush them with 1 1/2 Tablespoons of melted butter and sprinkle them with salt.
Now preheat the oven to 400 degrees.