Heat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk flour and baking soda together in bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl beat together almond butter, butter, ½ cup sugar, brown sugar, orange zest and egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture and raisins.
Shape dough into about 30 balls. Roll each ball in remaining 1 ½ tablespoons sugar. Arrange balls 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. With a fork, lightly press each cookie to form a crisscross pattern.
Bake for 9-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.