I liked Tejon's but they were more of an oatmeal cookie to me. I'm tempted to tinker with the recipe though. For the Jacques Torres, I used Trader Joe's Pound Plus Dark chocolate and I think that made a big difference - it was a very adult cookie. I liked the Unbelievably Good, but they were pretty close to the CI Thick and Chewy, which is my go-to recipe, and still will be after all the experimentation.
Editing to add: I used KA AP flour for the Jacques Torres. I can't compare with what they would have been with the prescribed combination of flours, but they turned out fine with regular old AP. I have no idea where I'd get pastry flour in this town...
All your cookies look delish! Good luck with the diet...I'm in awe of anyone who can accomplish such a feat.
I'm curious to try the Jacques Torres recipe with AP flour because I made them with the bread and pastry flours. In the future, I doubt very much that I'll be making this recipe if I have to keep going out to get the aforementioned flours. Other than AP and whole wheat flour, I don't tend to keep any other types in the house. Nonetheless, this recipe was by far the winner in my household/workplace too.