Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat together the butter and brown sugar for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
Add the egg yolks and beat for a few minutes. Add the salt, soda, cinnamon, vanilla and oats and beat to combine.
Fold in the flour and freeze dried apples.
Scoop onto a cookie sheet, about 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie.
Press a chewy caramel candy in the center (smush it if it’s long) and cup & turn the cookie dough between your hands so that it stands tall and mostly covers the caramel (leave some peeking out the top).
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden at the edges.