This special cookie is available for one week only — and all proceeds will support Dayton Children’s

Panera Bread’s Puzzle Piece Shortbread Cookies, which will be sold from April 9-15 to benefit Dayton Children’s Hospital’s autism diagnostic center. TABATHA WHARTON/STAFF
Panera Bread’s Puzzle Piece Shortbread Cookies, which will be sold from April 9-15 to benefit Dayton Children’s Hospital’s autism diagnostic center. TABATHA WHARTON/STAFF

Panera Bread’s Pieces of Hope for Autism cookies are coming back, but for one week only.

From April 8 to April 14, 2019, 100 percent of the proceeds from each Pieces of Hope cookie sale will be donated to Dayton Children's Hospital. Pre-orders are being accepted now.

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Past cookie sales campaigns have raised approximately $25,000 for Dayton Children’s Hospital. Since 2010, these campaigns combined across markets have raised more than $1.6 million for autism causes.

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The shortbread cookie topped with sweet white icing and an edible sugar decal is made completely free of any artificial colors, flavors, additives or preservatives.

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“This special cookie has allowed us to make such a positive difference for those with autism, and that’s something we are extremely proud of,” said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises in a press release to this news organization.

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Panera Bread is encouraging 'Pieces of Hope' campaign supporters to share photos of their cookies on social media using #everycookiecounts. To order online, visit covelli.com/autism. Visit Panera online for locations.

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