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The first-known printed use of the word "brownie" to appear in a cookbook happened in the 1896 version of the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Farmer. However, there was no chocolate in the recipe, so it was actually a "blondie".
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The first-known recipe was published in 1899 in Machias Cookbook. They were called "Brownie's Food". The recipe appears on page 23 in the cake section of the book. Marie Kelley from Whitewater, Wisconsin created the recipe.
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The first batch of brownies ever made was for 1893 for the Chicago World Fair as a dessert for boxed lunches given out at the Women's Pavilion.
 
     
 

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