Mix 1 3/4 cup flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl and set aside.
In a larger bowl, cream the butter and sugars together for at least 2-3 minutes, until light and creamy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for another 2-3 minutes.
Add the dry mixture and mix just until combined.
Stir in the oats, mixing just until they are fully incorporated in the dough.
Place the diced apples in a bowl and coat with the 2 Tbsp of flour.
Fold in the flour coated apples and the caramel chips, mixing just until barely combined. Do not overmix the dough!
Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto prepared cookie sheets. I prefer to use silicone baking mats, but parchment paper or lightly greased cookie sheets work fine as well.
Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges just barely start to brown. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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