1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup applesauce
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup caramel bits (or 1/2 cup butterscotch chips)
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apple rings
Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and apple pie spice in bowl; set aside.
Combine brown sugar and butter in another bowl; beat until well mixed. Add applesauce, egg and vanilla; beat, scraping sides of bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until just combined. Stir in oats, caramel bits and dried apples.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 3 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.