Beat milk, melted butter, and egg together in a bowl.
Mix flour, baking powder, 2 tbls sugar, and salt together in a separate bowl and add them to the wet ingredients mixing just enough to wet the flour.
Cut cranberries in half, place in microwave safe bowl and sprinkle in the 1 tsp of sugar. Microwave on high and stir every 15 seconds till cranberries start to bubble. Let cool and add to pancake mixture.
Preheat griddle with a pat of butter on each side till water droplets dance on the surface.
Put 1/4 cup of cranberry batter on griddle and cook till surface bubbles and edges get crusty. Flip and cook on other side.