Cream together butter and sugar with an electric hand or standing mixer.
Add egg, mix until well combined.
Add orange juice (1/4 cup), orange zest, kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon), baking soda (1 teaspoon), and spices; mix until well combined.
Add flour (1.5 cups); mix until just combined.
Fold in raisins (1/2 cup).
Chill dough for about an hour.
Put turbinado sugar in a small bowl, if using. Spoon out small portions of the dough and roll into balls (no bigger than a ping-pong ball), and roll the balls of dough in the turbinado sugar until coated.
Place the cookie balls on a parchment covered cookie sheet, about two inches apart (they will flatten considerably)
Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until just starting to get golden.
You can use regular whole wheat flour, spelt flour, or regular white flour (add 1/4 cup) for this.
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