In a medium saucepan, heat water and 1 cup sugar over medium heat to boiling.
Keep just at boil for 10 minutes or until it just thickens slightly.
Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Line cookie sheet with foil and place cooling rack over foil lined sheet.
Toss batches of cranberries in syrup to coat and transfer to rack to dry until all are covered.
Allow to dry for 30-45 minutes.
Fill a shallow dish with remaining cup of sugar.
Toss batches of coated cranberries in sugar and roll to coat.