Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cranberries.
Whisk together butter, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened and dough forms. Drop dough by 1/3 cupfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Whisk together remaining 1 egg and 1 Tbsp. milk. Brush tops of dough with egg mixture, and sprinkle evenly with sparkling sugar.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
*Granulated sugar may be substituted.
Note: Purchase sparkling sugar at crafts stores or supercenters with cake-decorating supplies.
I've made these many times and they are always a hit.Instead of cutting in butter and rolling out dough, wet ingredients are mixed into dry and then dropped onto a parchment-lined baking sheet as you would drop cookies or drop biscuits. I serve them with "sweet orange butter", softened butter with grated orange peel, OJ, and powdered sugar.