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Soft Sesame Breadsticks

I've been making these tasty breadsticks that go with almost any meal for years. Since they use ingredients like flour, sugar, baking powder and milk, it's convenient and inexpensive to mix up a batch. —Nancy Johnson, Connersville, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Gradually add milk and stir to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface, knead gently 3-4 times. Roll into a 10x5x1/2-in. rectangle; cut into 12 breadsticks.
  • Place butter in a 13x9-in. baking pan. Place breadsticks in butter and turn to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until golden brown, 14-18 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
3 breadsticks: 257 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 553mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • Barbara
    Feb 2, 2021

    These turned out well; however, the measurements are all wrong. In no way could I get 12 sticks as the measurements given after rolling out were not achieveable. Only got 8 sticks. Any suggestions?

  • Anusha
    Oct 21, 2020

    I love this recipe..It's simple, quick and super tasty. I brushed the bread sticks with garlic butter and Italian herbs. Simply delish??

  • JamieBDixson
    Jun 30, 2020

    Oops - I forgot to add the stars yesterday in my review. Wish I could add more!

  • Avengekitty
    Jun 5, 2020

    There's not enough stars here. I cannot praise this woman enough for this recipe. Not only did it save my spaghetti supper, but it was actually REALLY GOOD! and easy for me to make. No yeast . Thank you thank you thank you. A A A Avengekitty

  • shannondobos
    Feb 27, 2019

    These breadsticks were definitely delicious, but I did find the dough a bit fussy to work with...especially at the point where you turn to coat in butter. Since the recipe is so tasty, and they are basically a biscuit like consistency, I think I'll use it again, but just cut them into biscuit instead of fumbling with the sticks of dough, and then brush the tops with butter and sprinkle the seeds.

  • partytree33
    Dec 30, 2018

    Followed the recipe to the letter so I dont know why they did not turn out. The dough was very wet and hard to work with. I added milk a little at a time so I dont know. I couldnt really roll them out because it was too wet but finally got them in a some what breadstick shape. Honestly they tasted like biscuits nothing like breadsticks. They were good though and I will make biscuits with them again. 3 stars because while taste good it did not taste like a breadstick at all.

  • Jellybug
    Sep 20, 2016

    Love this recipe, easy and delicious...I doubled the recipe and by the end of dinner, only one was left...

  • xrainbowjenkinsx
    Jul 26, 2016

    My oven was giving me problems so I decided to fry them instead and they turned out great! They're SO good. I didn't put the sesame on them though. Instead I did garlic salt and parmesean cheese.

  • Sweethart721
    Jul 15, 2016

    Just made this to go with spaghetti! I used garlic salt on them!!!! Delish!

  • ozborne
    Jan 25, 2016

    Perfect solution for breadsticks during a snow day when I didn't have yeast! Everyone enjoyed them -used garlic rather than sesame seeds to accompany lasagna!